“To make myself understood and to diminish the distance between us, I called out: 'I am an evening cloud too.' They stopped still, evidently taking a good look at me. Then they stretched towards me their fine, transparent, rosy wings. That is how evening clouds greet each other. They had recognized me.” - Rainer Maria Rilke (from Stories of God)
"At first they were
just clouds, like any other.
Then they broke open. This is, I suppose,
just one of the common miracles,
a transformation, not a vision,
not an answer, not a proof, but I put it
there, close against my heart, where the need is, and it serves
- Mary Oliver (from her poem "Clouds," published in Why I Wake Early)
These beautiful and deeply magical images of "indoor clouds" were created by the Dutch photographer and installation artist Berndnaut Smilde.