Searching for a Rainbow...Preferably with a Pot of Gold


Have you found your rainbow yet?

I attended an exhibit at my boys' school awhile ago. At the end of the exhibit, the kids sang one of my favorite songs of all time - The Rainbow Connection. It's one of those songs that forces an epiphany out of your stagnant thoughts. 

I used to sing it a lot {in the shower} when I was in grade school. It was the melody that attracted me to the song more than anything. I didn't know the true meaning of the song then. I thought that it was simply just about rainbows. I was very much into Rainbow Bright at that time, so I associated the song with her. Of course, later on, I found out that the lyrics were a double entendre.

The Rainbow Connection is a very magical song. It will force you to believe in dreams and stay hopeful.  That's just what I did.   

When I turned 30, a glum thought hit me - I might not see my "rainbow" ever! I started envying the youngsters. Dreaming when you're younger is so much easier. The possibility of your dreams turning into reality is very high compared to, say, when you're in your 60's or something. It's just much easier to look far ahead when you're younger.

I had a lot of dreams. Only about 20% of them came true. I was pretty much bummed about that; really disappointed! I didn't get what I wanted but I was given more than what I needed. I overlooked the fact that my reality is better than all those!

When I was younger, I was so busy searching for my rainbow. Now that I'm young, I realized that rainbows can be created. 

Rainbows appear when sunlight and rain mix in a certain way. That's exactly what life is. There will always  be rainy days and sunny days. If you figure out how to mix them well, you'll have your very own rainbow....with a big pot of gold! Promise!
 
Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows?
And what's on the other side
Rainbows are visions
But only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we've been told
And some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong wait and see
Someday we'll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

Who said that ev'ry wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
Look what it's done so far
What's so amazing
That keeps us star-gazing?
And what do you think we might see
Someday we'll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

All of us under its spell
We know that it's probably magic

Have you been half asleep
And have you heard voices
I've heard them calling my name
Is this the sweet sound
That calls the young sailors
The voice might be one and the same
I've heard it too many times to ignore it
It's something that I'm supposed to be
Someday we'll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me


Now, grab a box of Kleenex and listen to these kids {NSYO Strings Orchestra} play The Rainbow Connection! Amazing!!! Best version I've heard. Okay, okay, second to Kermit the Frog's.



"Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well-being".



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