42: No Directive: The Cloud Walker

42: No Directive: The Cloud Walker

I was researching nonconformity and I found an interesting term. The term is nefelibata. I found this definition.

Nefelibata-‘cloud walker’, one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination or dreams, one who does not obey the conventions of society, literature, or art

I came up with this story.

Story: There once was a very curious boy. His name was Claus. Claus was always wandering around. He was always looking for something that he couldn’t find, a cloud. Claus knew what clouds looked like. They were white and puffy. Claus didn’t understand why he couldn’t find one. One day, Claus wandered onto a soccer field. He found a soccer ball. Several kids walked over to Claus. They asked him if he wanted to play. He said yes. Claus and the other kids played soccer all day. Claus felt as if he was walking on clouds. He found what he was looking for.

I’m not exactly sure where this idea came from, or if it makes any sense. I do think that the cloud walker represents nefelibata, and nefelibata represents nonconformity. This idea is very abstract.

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