One late afternoon last week, Madre called me up all freaking out about how I needed to get my butt outside to witness the RAINBOW extraordinaire going on up in the joint called the sky! Of course, I’m all like… Kodak Moment, yo… and immediately grabbed my camera and took a work break! Great times, y’all… except after 5 minutes of wandering up and down the streets looking under garbage cans and secret hidden gopher holes, I saw no rainbow! It weren’t there. SIGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH… I miss EVERYTHING, said the overly dramatic 13-year-old girl as she plopped herself tragically onto her bed.
I then decided to tempt fate and clocked out of work to go on a lunch break walk, camera in tow. I was going to get a picture of this dagnabbed rainbow or my name wasn’t Cordelia! Turns out… that’s not my name… go figure. Approximately 30 minutes into my walk, I had yet to see a rainbow. And believe you me, I was looking. To a passerby I must have looked like a hoot owl on crack seeing as my head was doing 180s in an attempt to look at the whole sky all at the same time. On my way back, a lady was pulling out of a parking lot, saw me walking, and purposely waited at the parking lot entrance until I got close enough. Yeah, lady… that was freaky… stalker alert! She rolled down her window and yelled, You missed the most beautiful rainbow about 5 minutes ago!
SHUT THE FRANKINCENSE UP! That’s 2 dagnabbed rainbows I missed in the space of an hour!!! I might need an eye adjustment… or eye implants… or… maybe if I click my sparkly heels together 3 times and chant, there’s no place like Old Navy, I’ll grow a brain.
There’s a lesson to be learned in all of this… thou shalt not believe everything someone tells you in a parking lot. That, and chasing rainbows is a futile pastime. Why? Because you miss out on everything else in the meantime. I wouldn’t have seen this:
Brilliantly lit vegetation under a dark forboding sky… Or this:
Clouds hanging out on top of the mountains like puffs of cotton! Or this:
Lily pads hanging with yellow leaves in a pond with duckies! Rainbows don’t corner the market on beauty… it’s all around!
Question of the Day: What do you use your lunch break for? To eat? Exercise? Run errands? Chase rainbows?