10.12.2011

[rainbow.]


i took this photo yesterday after a crazy rain shower. it reminded me of one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite poets, "my heart leaps up" by william wordsworth.

"My heart leaps up when I behold
     A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
     Or let me die..."

i know a rainbow is a scientific phenomenon that happens when it rains from time to time. i know they have a logical explanation, blah, blah, blah... but there's something pretty amazing about them. and as i stood outside looking up at it yesterday, my heart did leap up. i'm choosing sides with the people who think that rainbows symbolize good luck and renewed hope... because that's what it meant to me.

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