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Cloud Watching

Published: April 17, 2009

Re: “The Cloud Watchers” [January/ February] by Janet Kinosian: We called it SatEvePost when—as a sixth grader in Hartford during the 1930s —I sold your magazine door-to-door. Countless stories have been published regarding For Spacious Skies (forspaciousskies.com) and the subject of sky awareness, but Janet Kinosian is among the very few writers who comprehend that clouds are far more than weather —that the sky is the venue for weather, not a synonym for weather.

When Ralph Waldo Emerson called the sky “the daily bread of the eyes” and “the ultimate art gallery above,” he spoke for too few among us.

What gives Janet’s article so much strength is her personal appreciation of the sky. May I recommend a new book— Weather Matters by Bernard Mergen, professor emeritus of American studies at George Washington University. More Sky!!

Jack