Perspective through rainbows

22 Jun

It’s been raining a lot here in Minnesota lately. In fact, there was a pretty bad flood in Duluth on Monday. (For those of you not from here, Duluth is about 3 hours north of the Twin Cities. So luckily no flood here.)

Tuesday night, as I was driving home, I was tired. And a bit cranky just from being tired. And still overwhelmed with all the crap to do this week. And there was road construction on the highway, so the last mile of my commute was stop-and-go – mostly stop. At that point, I just wanted to be home.

And I happened to look to my left. And saw this.

The picture doesn’t do it justice.

It was a stunning rainbow. You could see the whole arc over the horizon. Apparently it was a double rainbow too, although I didn’t see that.

And it made me stop (not literally, I was driving) and just observe nature for a second. How beautiful it can be. How peaceful. And how little my problems seem in comparison to the giant thing that is nature.

I felt better.

I don’t mean to belittle mine or anyone else’s problems. But just watching nature…you realize how small and insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things in the universe. So I’ve tried to take that feeling with me the last few days. Trying to remember how I felt when I saw it.

And then last night, I danced. It’s the first time I’ve danced all week. And I tried to not think, not worry, not overanalyze. And I tried to let the joy in.

And it worked.

One Response to “Perspective through rainbows”


  1. Weekly roundup « The Reinvented Lass - June 25, 2012

    […] *Got some perspective, thanks to a storm and a rainbow. […]

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