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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Positively Chasing Rainbows

by Mauverneen

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. ~ Dolly Parton

     I just think we could use a rainbow today. The weather has been bleak, the news has been bleaker.  
     There is something magical about a rainbow. It‘s beautiful and holds the promise of hope - whether it be that mythical pot of gold at the end of it or the promise that the storm is over.
      My youngest daughter recently told me her childhood memory of chasing rainbows. I have always been a photography nut and a particularly bright rainbow was in the sky so I picked her up, buckled her in her car seat and off we went. No doubt I told her we were going to chase that rainbow and maybe find the pot of gold and perhaps a leprechaun at the end of it.
      ‘‘What other mom takes their daughter chasing rainbows?’’ she asked as we both teared up a bit. 
      I think we all need to chase a rainbow on occasion. You never know what you will find; a glorious photo op, a bit of adventure, a treasure, or a memory to be tucked away that will, like a rainbow, make your day.
      “Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” ~ Maya Angelou

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Maureen. That story brought tears to my eye. Thank you.