One time I was driving with my hubby, and a friend and it was raining and sunny. We looked up and there were three rainbows. It was amazing; three big, bold bright rainbows, each one distinct in its own multicolored way. It made us think that we had come across something very beautiful and mysterious. As if we were suddenly thrust upon the set of Brigadoon, a story about a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years. It’s the musical where the lovers sing, “What a day this has been! What a rare mood I’m in! Why it’s almost like being in love!”
Rainbows appear directly opposite the sun. Although we only see the upper half of the arc, they’re actually circular; which is probably why the pot of gold is never found…because there is no end. Rainbows are one of the most spectacular light shows that we see from earth. My heart always skips a beat when I see one. It’s so amazing; seems like magic is happening right in front of my eyes. Of course we can be all sophisticated about them, and just see one and say, “yeah, so what, it’s just a rainbow.” But then, what’s the point of being here on earth if we forget the majesty of nature. What’s the point of nature putting on this fantastic light show if we just say, “yeah so what?” I suppose we just get so used to lights, and shows and video games and more lights, that we stop seeing the beauty of nature. Rainbows are made up of a whole continuum of colors from red to violet and even beyond the colors that our eyes can see.
Today, look for the spectacular in seemingly ordinary things. Raindrops for example are amazing. They begin as water vapor which wraps itself around tiny particles of dust or smoke, or salt leftover after sea water evaporates. Each particle then becomes a tiny droplet too light to fall. The tiny droplets bump into each other; the bigger ones eating up the smaller ones until they are too heavy for the cloud to hold and start falling as rain. Yes, we can describe these natural phenomenon’s in scientific ways, but today, look at things with fresh childlike eyes. Look for the mysteries in nature and allow your senses to be awakened.