There was a boy I knew him well

who had read that if he used the power of his mind

he could visualize the way he wanted a cloud to break up and disappear

he would lie on his back in a field for hours

staring at the blue bird sky


and the white candy clouds

He would pick a cloud imagining it splitting in half and maybe quarters

and he would picture it dissolving

and it did


I don’t think it ever happened the way he visualized it

But it did disappear

And of course the point was not at all to make the cloud disappear

but to develop the mind to the point where you could visualize something

and it would be made true


Tangible, right there in front of you

I still try to make clouds disappear

and I still try to see you again

and I fail at both just as the boy did


But I have learned

Clouds go away to stay

in their time

and so did you

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Dan Sanders (34 Posts)

I made it through college, started at Pace in New York, family seemed to think I needed a business degree. I didn't last long, two double periods of accounting a week and I was off to N.Y. U. To make a long story short ( too late for that) I graduated from UCLA and actually, my biggest kick out of that is just saying, especially here on the east coast UCLA, but I could care less, been in Boston since 1975, though I was coming for a year or so. A very good friend at the time, she said to me "Dan you'll never leave Boston" so dear Florida “Sun Spot Baby" you're down there, been in and out of radio, TV, acting and that's me in a nut shell.


  1. Dan, these are sadly wistful thoughts so beautifully written. If only wishes could make them come true….

  2. Dan Sanders (Author)

    Thank you Cher,

    My mom use to say “if wishes were horses then beggars would ride.”

    Some how that does make sense….I think :-)

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