Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Girl in the Rainbow

It was serendipitous that this rainbow peaked through the clouds on this very windy (really big wind), rainy morning.  It's actually the first rainbow I have seen while living here at the cabin.  It reminded me how life presents us with many moments to help us remember that everything is exactly as it should be.
How did I come to that conclusion when I am looking at a rainbow?, you ask...  We were supposed to be driving to the river house today.  But after looking at the weather yesterday, and seeing that the prediction for this morning was going to create an unfriendly driving experience (big wind, rain, icy rain), we decided to postpone our trip one more day.  We didn't have any obligations until Thursday, so it really was no big deal.  While I was actually happy to have one more day here before we left, I'm the kind of person who plans things out in my head, so the change of plans had me rethinking many things (I won't trouble you with the details of these things because they really are nothing, and when I started to write them down I thought how ridiculous I sounded to myself), so just trust me that my brain was working overtime rethinking my planning. Then this morning I saw this rainbow, and I immediately knew that still being at the cabin today is exactly where we were supposed to be!  To me, it was serendipitous (Merriam-Webster defines it as "the faculty of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for)

Then it reminded me of the day I drove through a rainbow...I did, I really did...it was a long time ago, when I was a young adult, and still working at putting my life together.  I can't remember what the specific circumstances in my life were, but I was driving along the highway, thinking about my life.  It had been raining, and in south Florida there are lots of rainbows.  As I drove, I noticed that up ahead, the color of the air just above the road looked odd...kind of an orangey/yellowy/goldy look to it.  Then I noticed the color (still orangey/yellowy/goldy) seemed to fill all the space around me.  That's when I knew I was driving through a rainbow!  I was thrilled!  I was awestruck!  I felt like I was in my pot of gold!  An incredible feeling of satisfaction came over me, and all I could think was WOW, I'm 'the girl in the rainbow'.  It was another one of those serendipitous moments for me, when I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be in my life.

I haven't thought about being 'the girl in the rainbow' for years.  Today's rainbow centered me in the same way I felt so long ago.  Oh, don't worry, these are not the only 2 serendipitous moments of my life, nor are they the only 2 times I have ever felt that knowing.  It's so nice to have these little moments now and then!  Wouldn't you agree?

I will close with this American Indian Cherokee Blessing for you...
"May the warm winds of heaven blow
softly upon your house. 
May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. 
May your mocassins make happy tracks in many snows,
and may the rainbow always touch your shoulder."

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,

1 comment:

Dad/Pepere said...

How lucky for you, "the girl in the rainbow"! What an experience...sounds like you made the perfect decision to leave 1 day later than planned. Hugs!