I was driving on the usual hilly and winding lane. There was heavy drizzle and going home with my young lady beside me. It was about six this evening (11 Feb. 2020). Ho hum.
Then the usually chatty lady shouted excitedly, "Look gramps! A rainbow, a rainbow!" I looked to my left. Sure enough there was this beautiful and colourful arch in the sky in front of us.
"Take a picture!" she shouted, "Quick gimme your phone!" And the bright-eyed lady was saying something like, "Oh the two ends disappear near the bungalows!"
I stopped the car in front of the rusty gate and started to wind down the window, quickly took a few pictures as the rain poured and nearly drenched her.
Raindrops on the window pane declares the rain, adding, I made the rainbow too.
"Make a wish, make a wish!" I told her and we both made our wishes very loudly. Oh how we wished!
Secret! No telling.
When her turn came to take pictures, she wound up the window and snapped away as any expert iPhone photographer would. And she remarked, "My pictures with the raindrops on the window glass look nicer..."
Never in my life, even at this age, have I seen a rainbow of this stature and colour. First time ever.
And for the young lady too.
But then she's only eleven.
We both thought of the song the family knew. Yes, Russ Hamilton's, Rainbow.
So folks, at this time with the corona thingy, let's all look for that beautiful bridge because it symbolizes hope. More rainbows will come and the world will get well soon.
It's still raining heavily outside now...
This posting is dedicated to:
1) the young lady who made other drivers and motor-cyclists stop to take pictures too and
2) Dr. Lee Yan San from Penang, Malaysia who was a close friend of the late Russ Hamilton.