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23rd May 2004 - I captured a rainbow...

…you held it in your hand
I had flashes
but you saw the plan
I wandered out in the world for years
while you just stayed in your room
I saw the crescent
you saw the whole of the moon


you climbed on the ladder
with the wind in your sails
you came like a comet
blazing your trail
too high
too far
too soon
you saw the whole of the moon

Whole of the Moon – the Waterboys

I was out in the garden watering in the newly planted veggies (courgettes, mange touts, sugar snaps and climbing French beans) and I noticed the rainbow in the flow of water from the hose. It reminded me of this song, which I love. It’s one of the most energy filled songs I can think of and its lyrics are (in my view) absolutely wonderful.

The analogy of me ‘capturing the rainbow’ by using the hose and getting it in the late sunlight just right and David ‘holding it in his hand’ makes me smile, even though it reminds me of a posting from earlier this year that’s certainly not bringing me joy at the moment. How many people can say they’ve held a rainbow? I gave him that opportunity and all he did was complain about getting cold hands!!!

Wanting to ‘hold the rainbow’ has been a dream of mine for months now but it’s proving elusive for me. I wonder if it will ever happen? Will I ever get to live my dream? Will this thing that seems to be slipping away from me ever be mine? No matter how hard I try I can’t seem to make it come to me. Will I ever achieve this goal? Will I ever move from the one having ‘flashes’ to the one having ‘plans’? Will I ever wake up on top of the world? Maybe this week the wherewithal to do these things will come to me…..

Hey – it’s just occurred to me, I wonder if there is a crock of gold in David’s hand now? I’m going to have to check that later!

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Anna Yu31-May-2004 11:44
Amazing how you captured the rainbow on camera.
Guest 28-May-2004 07:27
What an amazing idea and shot.
Beth 24-May-2004 20:59
yes, yes your dream will be yours! Let patience be your friend, and trust your guide xx
Guest 24-May-2004 18:33
I love that song when it was released - it inspired me at a difficult time to push myself hard to achieve what I wanted to do, against all the odds.

A gentle touch of the dream, and you've captured it forever! Lovely shot.
Guest 24-May-2004 17:57
Caught yourself a rainbow!!!! Excellent idea... and I love the song too! NICE!
Guest 24-May-2004 05:36
Excellent shot, Linda.
jude24-May-2004 02:32
Wow.. love how your hand is perfectly placed!
Guest 24-May-2004 00:58
How weird! I was JUST talking about this song!!! VERY VERY COOL!!
Larry Ahern23-May-2004 22:14
Very cool!
Jill23-May-2004 21:40
This image warms my heart..catching a rainbow.

Oh, love the Waterboys.
Guest 23-May-2004 21:25
Let's hope you manage to grab it this week!!! Keep me posted...
Guest 23-May-2004 20:47
NO Linda - I think it's slipping through his fingers! I know your problem of holding a rainbow - they just keep on moving :((
Ray :)23-May-2004 19:50
Don't know about some gold at the end of it, but what about $107 ?
penny roots23-May-2004 19:46
Great capture Linda and a great song , one of my favoutites .
Guest 23-May-2004 19:19
Neat idea, Linda!! Love what David said in his comment :)
David Mingay23-May-2004 19:05
Even when you're at the end of the rainbow, you still can't see it. You just get wet...
Guest 23-May-2004 18:55
Terrific capture!