Last week I released a similar image for the @instagram hashtag project. It was complete with the Milky Way hanging out in the sky. This is what the real sky looked like that evening. I had hoped for stars and I wanted the clouds to go away and reveal them so much that my mind began to imagine what was past the clouds. The truth is regardless of the clouds, the stars were still there. Every single day there is someone who throws away their potential all because the "clouds are in the way". People give up simply because it doesn't look like it's going to work out when in reality their breakthrough moment is right around the corner. Don't give up on what you're pursuing and realize that the best way to ensure failure is to give up.
I think this is how we are supposed to be in the world-- present and in awe. There is ecstasy in paying attention. You can get into a kind of Wordsworthian openness to the world, where you see in everything the essence of holiness, a sign that God is implicit in all of creation.