Two nights ago, I saw the ‘Giant Double Rainbow’ video that has become one of the latest viral sensations to sweep the ‘Net (if you haven’t yet experienced it, here’s a good start).
I found it very interesting for two reasons.
Firstly, ‘Giant Double Rainbow’ is unintentionally hilarious. It’s like an earnest if over-acted scene from a bad film, or someone on a drug-high (or doing a bad impersonation of one). I can certainly appreciate why it has inspired mash-ups, parodies and remixes.
Secondly, I was genuinely moved and touched by ‘Giant Double Rainbow’. Seriously.
Not only is the double rainbow itself a remarkable sight, but I also found the whole environment very serene and tranquil. The rugged beauty of the hillside, the soothing darkness of the sky with rain just passed or on the way, the peaceful isolation, the wind-chimes and the dog barking in the background – that morning, I would have liked to have exchanged places with Paul Vasquez.
And if I had been there instead of Vasquez, would I have reacted as enthusiastically as he did? No – I would have most likely just sat there quietly, and maybe even smiled. As well, being the atheist that I am, I wouldn’t have wondered what did it mean.
Yet, I can understand Vasquez’s awe and sense of wonder. He was in the right place at the right time to witness one of those amazing random incidents and simple pleasures that help to make life worth living. I’m glad he was compelled to capture and share that moment.
Until next time, stay well and take care 🙂