Rainbow kissing the coffee fields of Kauai
We view rainbows as very special occurrences. They happen infrequently enough to make seeing them a treat. My home on Kauai certainly enjoys a multitudinous display of rainbows, more than most other places on the planet, but I never tire of seeing them. No matter how many I see, they always enrich the moment. They elevate us to a light and peaceful place … stopping time and facilitating introspection. Rainbows are a rare gift.
Rainbows all have the same color combination. Why don’t we get tired of looking at them? After all, humans don’t have an overabundance of patience. What continues to captivate and thrill us every time we notice those colors painted across the sky? Do we want so badly to believe there really are leprechauns, and unicorns, and beautiful fairies dancing around that shimmering pot of gold? All visually attractive objects leave us feeling good, but rainbows seem to have a stellar place above even the most beautiful. They emit an ethereal beauty that teases us for more .. even as their short lives are spent and slowly dissolving before our eyes. The wonder of rainbows is we know we will see them again, and they will be as beautiful next time as they are this time, and have been every time before.
Rainbows defy ownership. You can take their photo or capture them in a movie, but you and I both know rainbows are never as magnificent in captivity as in their natural state. A captured rainbow is like any other caged being, the grandeur fades and its glowing presence dissipates.
I’m not certain how many superlatives and pleasing phrases can be prescribed to these translucent beauties; like rainbows themselves, the positive descriptors are probably timeless and endless. If you love rainbows and wish to enjoy them forever; it’s a great idea to live a good life, because .... rainbows in Hell are black ....
Wishing each of you colorful rainbows ...
From Kauai to Paris ... and all places between
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