This photo (click to enlarge) was taken from the Erie north shore, looking across to the twin towers of the Fermi II nuclear power plant. Fermi II is located about halfway between Detroit, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio, in the city of Monroe (Frenchtown Charter Township) Michigan. The view constantly changes with the light and weather. Sometimes white feathery plumes, several times the height of these, arise. I would like to think of them as beautiful, but somehow I’m never quite able to.
The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.