During the First World War, Arnold Schoenberg attempted to draw parallels between the events of the war and meteorological phenomena in his “cloud diary.” He believed that supernatural powers exerted a significant influence on both the war and the weather. After some time, when he failed to establish a clear connection, he stopped making diary entries. He resumed toward the end of the war as means of reacting to his horror. 2828 Arnold Schoenberg, “War-Clouds Diary,” trans. Paul A. Pisk, Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute 9, no. 1 (June 1986): 53.