Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Henry Cloud Man Rains Upon the Autumn Trees



Henry Cloud Man is like a bird, but instead of traveling South to find summer, he travels North in search of perpetual fall and winter. It is the responsibility of the cloud people in the world to find the cold and create dreary, overcast days and lots of rain. Henry is accustomed to looking down and seeing people staring up at him and frowning. Once, he looked down to see a man glaring up at him with a particularly sinister look of anger on his face. The man shook his great fist toward Henry and yelled, "Darn you clouds! I am tired of rain!" Being a cloud can be a very ungratifying experience. Henry knows the world needs the rain he creates, but so many people are unhappy with his rain. It is often difficult for Henry to keep a chipper disposition.
When Henry was young, like most young cloud people, he eagerly traveled to the cities of the world. He liked raining upon the tall buildings and glistening lights. He liked the stir of excitement in big cities. But the older he gets, the more he wants to travel to the forests. The trees never stare up at him with angry looks. They seem to appreciate the rain Henry makes. They push their roots deeper into the wet soil. They reach their leaf covered branches up higher to better catch the rain. Henry is happy to have found an Autumn forest. He thinks that this cold season he will stay above the same forest the entire season instead of constantly traveling to different parts of the sky.

4 comments :

Optimistic Existentialist said...

You have a wonderfully artistic mind - I can tell by these stories you write along with the illustration of course. I love reading these! :)

Amber said...

Thanks so much! I have a lot of fun making the stories and the illustrations.

Sandra Eterovic said...

I love Henry and his little round trees. In fact, until recently, Australia was living under horrible drought conditions, so we all virtuously pretend to love the rain now. Henry can come and visit us and we will attempt to smile at him instead. :)

Amber said...

Thanks Sandra! I think Henry would love to rain on smiling Australians. Also, to see all the interesting animals from Australia.