Be a Cloud if the moment is too much.
Let it go
Let it flow.
Clouds are quite heavy but behave like the lightest feather.
Flying quietly and aimlessly
They use the sky space to linger.
They take their time to form and mingle.
Just slow down and Let it be.
Be a Cloud
The story that I helped the clouds above London write, I named, So Sorry I’m Tardy. It is an interactive children’s bedtime story, narrated by an unborn baby and communicated to its parents and siblings. I wanted to write a metaphysical fairytale that would appeal to all ages. This labour of love, my book, is illustrated with mesmerising images of clouds and blue skies. The title of the book was inspired by the words of William, Duke of Cambridge when asked about the late birth of his son. He said of Prince George, “I’ll remind him of his tardiness when he’s a bit older.”
My belief is that all children have good intentions, and like the unborn baby in the book who plans to arrive/ be born on time, life happens, and he was detained and consequently tardy.
Coincidentally the photographs and illustrations seem to follow Prince George’s timeline. However, “So Sorry I’m Tardy” is written in honour of all newborn babies; “I’ve given them a voice to reassure their expectant parents that there are reasons for the tardiness.”
The multi-touch iBook is available on iTunes. It is read aloud alongside the pictures of clouds capturing the childhood pastime of finding shapes of people, animals and things in the sky. The photographs of clouds, which I took daily from my London rooftop in Pimlico, are accompanied by Chagalic like sketches drawn by the fashion illustrator and designer Cassandra Postema .
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