When I was driving home the last week in July from Las Vegas, right after an amazing Summer CHA show (Craft and Hobby Association) we drove into the tail end an incredible summer rainstorm right on the border of Vegas and Arizona. The entire sky in front of me was filled with a full double rainbow. The colors were so bright and clear, you could even make out the indigo, which is rarely present in the ones I usually see.
The vision before my eyes was so beautiful that I had to pull off by the side of the road, get out of my car and take a moment to soak in the gorgeous and fleeting painting Mother Nature created in front of me. I felt as though I had a personal VIP invitation to the hottest gallery show opening on earth. I snapped Instagram and other photos with my iPhone, but nothing does it justice as seeing it live with one’s own eyes. You could follow the curve of the rainbow from end to end. I took pics of both ends and the middle, hoping to piece the whole thing together with an app, but I just couldn’t capture the magnitude of the moment.
When I got back in my car and began driving again, it looked as though I was going to drive right through the center of that double rainbow at any minute. The reality is we followed along with it for at least an additional five miles.
I’ve spoken before on my blog about how I believe in signs and symbols and messages to guide my life path. These little signs – a feather beneath my feet, a heads-up copper penny, skeletonized leaves found during nature walks or magnificent double rainbows — tell me to pay attention to my life. They speak to me of loved ones departed and hint of important people soon to enter my life during moments that either I need them or they need me. They remind me that life is a blessing and that every day counts, even the beyond busy days where there are so many deadlines and meetings and to-do lists that I feel as though I’m in the middle of a corporate tornado.
As I wrap up an early work week, I keep thinking of the rainbow. Probably because I have plans to spend this lovely long holiday weekend with family and friends. We have a Saturday evening BBQ planned, a movie afternoon, mojitos on the deck and cool breezes on our faces. Of course, I have 70 bezels to collage and pour for the Emmy’s, but it doesn’t feel like work. It’s just another ebb and flow of life, creativity, family and being on my path.
As you ease into your holiday weekend, whatever you have planned, I’m here today to wish you a double rainbow.