Fascination With Clouds


Here in Denver I’ve seen the most beautiful cloud formations; but every time I tell another person while pointing at the clouds, they say “yea, they look cool”, without any interest. Is it that people just don’t see what I see? Is it that people have a completely different set of interest than mine? Or is it that I see people in two dimensions? Let me explain:

I didn’t know it until maybe the last year, when I started to pay attention to the differences on how I perceive the world in relation to “normal” people due to being an Aspie. Then I discovered that I see people in two dimensions and not three, like most people do, like if I was watching them on a TV screen rather than being face to face (Perceiving the World), and maybe that’s why I sort of need to touch them in order to give them three dimensions, so I can observe them better and create a connection of being in the same place and time.


With this in mind, I can understand that if I see everything in two dimensions, it is easier to appreciate the beauty of cloud formations since they are visualized in the same number of dimension like everything and everybody else. It is about shape and colors and not about depth.

At the other hand, people see everything in three dimensions, but the clouds are always in two because of the distance (human stereoscopic vision is not enough for such long distances), so it seems logic that, even if they have a beautiful formation, the attractiveness is lost in part due to being 2D and not 3D; at least for normal people.


I guess it’ll be like the difference in trying to appreciate the beauty of a place between seeing it in a picture and by being there in person. Most people would say is not the same!

With this I can understand that for most, clouds are not so attractive, while for me they can be amazing…especially here in Denver.



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4 Responses to Fascination With Clouds

  1. Sara says:

    I absolutely love clouds — storm clouds, whiffy little white clouds, fluffy cotton ball clouds and the multicolored clouds of evening (I’m not a morning person so I can’t speak to dawn’s clouds). I love clouds:~)

    One day, there was some kind of special light. No idea what it was, but everything turned pink in the light, even the clouds. It was amazing to see.

    I hope all is well with you:~)
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    Raul Reply:

    Hi Sara,

    Here in Denver, maybe because of the mountains and the plains, we have so many beautiful clouds. Some of them look like a painting in the sky!

    Raul´s last post ..Fascination With Clouds

  2. patricia says:

    Having major computer problems I will get here and to Sara’s blog…
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    Raul Reply:

    Hi Patricia,

    No worries, take your time.

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