God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us- in the dreariest and most dreaded moments- can see a possibility of hope. ~ Maya Angelou
The rain beat upon the roof more diligently than a strumming woodpecker in the forest. Thunder clapped its progress. No lightening. Still we watched and listened. Other than the frizzing of my hair, I found it somewhat soothing. We were overdue for dinner somewhere, so we headed out into what had halted to a drizzle.
As we were driving we were delighted to find there was a rainbow in front of us. Yay,we were chasing a rainbow…actually rainbows. It was a double rainbow! However, it seemed to disappear when Dirt Man pulled over to take a picture. As we turned off on another road, I decided to take a few more shots. Though I could no longer see the second rainbow, to my astonishment it showed up faintly in the photographs.
So does this mean there are two pots of gold? Or must we eat two bowls (or one and a half since technically we can only see a part of the second rainbow) of Lucky Charms? Or do we simply have double vision?
The Christian symbolism of a rainbow is God’s covenant with HIs people. Therefore, some say a rainbow symbolizes blessings. Does this mean a double blessing? (Or a blessing and a half?!) Others say that a rainbow is a sign of peace or hope. They also say that a double rainbow symbolizes transformation. Remember that was the symbolism for the luna moth? And others just say it is a sign of good things to come. Hmmmm….I just say life itself is good. There are always good things waiting for us if we approach life with the right attitude, rainbow or not, single or double. And yes, even the rain is nice.
The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. ~John Vance Cheney