Thought For The Day – Looking For Rainbows

Rainbow close up

I took this photo outside of my front door a couple of years ago – have you ever seen a rainbow so close?

A few days ago I noticed the sun reaching down through a gap in the clouds, and saw that it was raining. I knew this meant there would probably be a rainbow somewhere. I did what I always do and immediately stopped to look around and find it, and when I did, I admired it, and smiled.

It occurred to me as I smiled, that looking for rainbows is probably quite a childish thing to do, and for a moment I felt foolish. But that thought was soon replaced by another, stronger one, which made me smile at the rainbow even more broadly:

I hope I never stop looking for rainbows…

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57 responses to “Thought For The Day – Looking For Rainbows

  1. Leave the first comment! Huzzah.

    It’s NOT childish. Stop that this instant. Who doesn’t love spotting a rainbow? Or a shooting star?

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    • You get the first comment prize again!

      Just as I pressed publish on this post I thought that the comments will probably all say that everyone loves rainbows. It’s nice to take a moment and appreciate that in itself.

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  2. I enjoy rainbows too. Sometimes they change and you see another one developing. Urging the 2nd one on doesn’t always work, but it’s nice when it does.

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    • It seems we all enjoy rainbows. I sometimes urge the rainbows to stay longer, but that doesn’t work either. By the way, I couldn’t find any way of following your blog on your blog? I did it by copying the url into my Reader, but is there a sign-up on the blog itself that I’m missing?

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  3. Oh, I LOVE rainbows! I get so excited and giddy. I’ve spotted a double rainbow over my house twice in the past year. I freaked out and took about a million photos.

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  4. Rainbows are amazing! I will never lose the wonder of their beauty.

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  5. Why not? Life is complicated, and the simple joys of nature have always been important to me.

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  6. May we all keep looking for them. I hope you checked for a pot of gold too!

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  7. Lovely, Vanessa. And with spring coming, there should be lots of rainbows to look forward to. 🙂

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  8. They are magical, because they always seem like they can’t possibly be real.

    Many years ago while traveling in Ireland, we were in the west, passing by a very touristy place. Just down the road was a sign that said “Leprechaun Crossing” — and you guessed it, there was a real rainbow. No gold that we found though …

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  9. Splendid! That one outside your front door… did you go touch it? Did you taste the rainbow?

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    • The one outside my door was there for such a short time, we saw it from the window, I ran and opened the door, took a couple of pictures, then tried to walk towards it, but it was gone. I was pleased I managed to capture a decent photo of it though!

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      • Oh, the illusive rainbow. It saw you coming. It’s like trying to find the gold at the end of the rainbow. You get close and then the rainbow moves. You’re probably the closest person to touching a rainbow I know. Well done!

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  10. I hope you never stop looking for rainbows either, Vanessa. An amazing photographic capture. Wow. I can’t help feeling you could touch it from where you stood. Rainbows are amazing. We’re luck to see them when we do. Might as well enjoy them. ❤ ❤ 🙂

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  11. No… no… you must never stop looking for rainbows, Vanessa… they’re moments of magic created specifically for us to look for them! Unless that’s just me… 😉

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  12. Why should one ever stop?

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  13. I think rainbows are Mother’s Nature way of saying….’everything is ok or will be, just keep believing.’ 🙂

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  14. I love it! That’s awesome, and I never want to stop looking for rainbows either. They are beautiful!

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  15. Rainbows are magical. But so are many other things, like the geometry of snowflakes and the hoot of an owl. One should never be too old to look for and appreciate the magic in life!

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  16. How can one find new beauty and experience in this world without that simple wonder? We may call it childlike at times, but it’s necessary to keep ourselves from becoming (too much) cynics or stoics. Good for you, Vanessa! ❤

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  17. That’s wonderful … and I’ve never seen anything like that! Several thought … I want to run through it … or have it shine on me … but where’s the pot of gold?

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  18. Yes, we should never stop looking for rainbows…or listening to sounds in a seashell…or singing at the top of our lungs…all those things that make us feel alive. Why does having fun and being silly have to be wrong?

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  19. Perfect thought for the day! Thank you!

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  20. We had a rainbow end just across the road once, but never in our yard! I’ll keep looking whenever the sun comes out while the rain is still falling. 🙂

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  21. Good rule for life – never stop looking for the rainbows.

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  22. I view the rainbow as I view the moon. A gift and an omen of happiness, good grace, and love.
    Let’s you and I never stop looking…

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  23. I’ve never seen a rainbow so close before.` I don’t think it’s childish either. There’s something magical about a rainbow and I always want to go and look for the pot of gold!

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  24. I hope you never stop either. You make me want to go look for them too! I’ve never seen one that close either. So cool!

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