What is it about a rainbow that it always brightens my mood? Is it because it often appears spontaneously in a dreary, gray sky? It’s like a little surprise gift from Mother Nature. Yesterday was one of those blah days; the wee bit of blue sky we saw in the morning gave way to drab, grayish clouds. It was one of those days when I found it hard to get my energy fuse ignited. After a morning of moving slowly through the things that needed doing around our home, and a session of what I would describe as “lite” yoga, I slogged through a workout at the gym, and then allowed myself a much-needed, delicious nap in the late afternoon. While Ed and I were hanging out before dinner, (I was engrossed in the September issue of Bon Appetit – lots of great recipes and inspiration!), Ed looked up from whatever he was doing and saw the rainbow, and told me to grab my camera. Out I went onto the deck to capture the colorful surprise. The rainbow plays an important role in many myths and legends around the world, and has much symbolism attached to it: good luck, wonder, messenger, bridge, hope….No wonder we are always delighted when we see one.
If you look for the beautiful
you will find it.