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It is an absolutely perfect day. The sun is shining and warm breezes gently cross our path. The sweet sound of chirping birds fills the air and the gentle lapping water on the lake adds to the total "perfect" picture.
But there are a few clouds that are determined to continue coming and the closer they get the more ominous they appear. The warm breezes turn into chilling wind and the birds have turned silent. The water now swirls and the sun has been obliterated by these menacing clouds.
We take shelter and decide to enjoy a hot cup of tea or perhaps coffee. We build a fire in the fireplace and pick up that novel we always wanted to read. A warm coverlet covers our legs and we snuggle into a soft, leather chair. We will weather out the storm and wait for it to pass.The windows are pelted with rain and the sound of thunder shakes our little cottage. Somehow we have relaxed to the point that we have fallen asleep.
We awake to total quiet. The fire has died and the sun is filling the room, streaming through the windows. We jump up and throw open the door. And there it is - the most beautiful rainbow that you could imagine. The colors are vivid and range from pinks, purples, and blues to green, yellow, and hues we can't even put a name to. The air is sweet with the smell of fresh rain and the birds are again filling the air with sound. Everything is calm and breathtaking in its beauty. We are enthralled by the rainbow and can't take our eyes off of it. It arcs over the lake and we dream about that pot of gold at the end of it. We are glad to be alive and feel stronger for having weathered the storm. We feel more confident, somehow, as well as more appreciative for all the storms in our lives that bring the rainbows.
Arleen Kaptur has written numerous articles, e-books, and the novel: SEARCHING FOR AUSTIN JAMES Websites: http://www.arleenssite.com http://www.Arleens-RusticLiving.com http://www.webspawner.com/users/rusticliving/index.html http://rusticliving.info