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moments

it’s in certain moments. moments that leave me speechless. moments where, if I had a choice, I would capture them in a special box, where I could keep them forever. moments where I could kick myself in the butt for leaving my camera at home.
yesterday afternoon, we had a really bad rainstorm. it shook the building, lit up the sky, and flooded the streets. the wind was howling and it was simply dreadful to be outside. dlb and I couldn’t decide what to eat for dinner and we had nothing in the house, so we settled on our old faithful and headed out into the storm.
as the rain began to clear up, the streets turned into glossy mirrors and the sky was a dark, indigo blue. I turned around in the car to get a full 360 view of the storm, and to my surprise, there was the most beautiful double rainbow. I felt like a little girl when I squealed at the sight of it. then at further gaze, I realized that not only was it a double rainbow, but that it traveled the entire span of the sky. I have never, ever, seen an entire rainbow. {at this point, I kicked myself in the butt for forgetting my brand new camera at home, instead of keeping it in my purse as I’m supposed to}
it’s moments like that, where all time stops, all bad thoughts and fears drown away, and for one moment I was totally weightless. but note to self taken: don’t leave camera at home next time.
{image from kitty sonnenschein. the quote under the photo, which I adore, reads, “The rainbow began to appear, and sometimes two rainbows, like a mother and her daughter, the one young and beautiful, and the other an old and faint shadow.” – Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart}

7 Responses to “moments”

  1. I'm Andrea said:

    I HATE when that happens but this was a lovely post.

  2. I'm Andrea said:

    I HATE when that happens but this was a lovely post.

  3. Borda said:

    I saw a rainbow tonight after the hard rain and thought of you. I’m sending you the picture since I don’t think I can upload it to your comments.

  4. Catherine said:

    I love the way the world looks so fresh and new after it has stormed and rained. Sounds like it must have been a lovely sight!

  5. Rachel said:

    I love your touching description, + quote, well said. Moments like that are what life is made of. Sorry you didn’t have your photographic memory catcher.

  6. Robin said:

    What a beautiful moment. I also love that book, Things Fall Apart.

  7. Evelyn Lum said:

    Yes, I’ve been carrying my camera in my bag and that is why my husband calls my handbag “that one-ton bag”! You see, my new camera is a Nikon 40X. Takes wonderful pictures but bulky and heavy :(

    And yes, that was a gorgeous picture of the double rainbow … makes me think of double happiness, double blessings!

    Do check out my blog and read about Krystal and Alec, add a link to your blog, etc. I really could use your help and support on this one.