Altocumulus | above Grand Junction, CO | September 2019

Window Seat #3 | Explanations of how clouds float undermine the glorious mystery of levitation. Science asserts that gravity has little effect on a cloud’s micro-droplets, upward air currents offer lofty support, and a water particle’s shifting shape and mass determine if it becomes a raindrop. All good. But I prefer to think that vapors dance across the sky to music of the spheres, that Mother Earth provides lighter-than-air sculptures to expand our imaginations, that a gazillion tons of water stay airborne because … well, because there’s magic we won’t ever comprehend.