One of the reasons I absolutely adore Long Island is because of all of the beautiful, scenic spots we have so close to home, spots that people would travel to visit. We are an equal distance from the beach and the city – the best of both worlds. One of my favorite spots in Miller Place is Heritage Park, my place of repose, where I go often to cloud gaze. At the park, there’s several hills where people like to spread out blankets, lay down and recharge. I honestly go to this park for everything, whether I want to have a picnic, read, do homework, or cloud gaze! I lay on my back and look up at the sky, worry free, and try to find shapes in the clouds.
It was especially interesting to read about how looking at clouds was like an instant Rorschach test in the most recent chapter. It kind of makes me wonder… is what I’m seeing normal? Or my interpretations of the clouds totally insane?
When I lay on the hill at the park and look up at the clouds, a sense of calmness takes over my body. It really puts life into perspective and makes me realize that my problems are trivial. The world is so big and so complex – cloud gazing makes me feel free.
I might just have to make a trip to the park just to see the smiley face, it’s so cute! And I also love to go to my local park, Eisenhower, and do the same thing. Laying down and looking up at the sky and into the clouds while listening to music or reading a book or doing homework just relaxes the mind and brings happiness and peace. I’ve learned to appreciate the tranquility within nature, as I’ve seen you have too! It’s very special and remarkable.