This morning, as I was driving my daughter to school, there was a particularly spectacular rainbow in front of us. Since I was driving the car, in the rain, in traffic, I couldn’t reach for my phone to snap a picture. But I thought, “Once I drop her off, I will be able to pull over and get a great photo."
The rainbow was so clear. It was a full one, from end to end. But just as I pulled into the carpool line, the clouds opened up... and water just dumped out of the sky. The rainbow was gone.
I thought, “It will be sunny on the other side of the highway. I could get my photo over there. We’re only talking about a few extra minutes of driving.”
It was sunny on the other side of the highway, but dark clouds had erased the beautiful rainbow. So I thought, “I will drive around and find a different perspective. There must be another one. Maybe even a bigger one. A better one?” I drove around for another 10 minutes but there were no rainbow in sight. I thought to myself… “Am I literally chasing rainbows?”
I needed to get home to start prepping tomorrow’s dinner. I am having a very small Thanksgiving this year, but that’s what I said last year. I ended up waiting until the last minute and I was sweating bullets trying to get it all done. So this year, I promised myself that I would get a head start on it.
But I’d really rather be out chasing rainbows for awhile longer...
(As it turns out, my daughter had actually snapped the picture I had been hoping to get.)