Disclaimer: I usually try to avoid blogging about rainbows.
One day, in my last incarnation as a clothing salesperson, an old man (70 something years old, white crazy hair, tweed jacket) walked into the store. As we helped other customers, he ran (not subtly mind you) behind the counter and opened the cash register, grabbing as much money as he could. He shoved one of the sales girls out of the way to make his escape, scared the crap out of her, and ran for the door. We were all in a bit of shock, like did that actually happen? and called the police to report him.
There was a lot of commotion in the store, customers recounting what they witnessed, sales associates looking stricken, etc. when just as suddenly, someone else ran into the store and shouted, “Look at the sky! A rainbow!”
In that moment, I grinned the biggest grin because I saw something that struck me as hilarious. No matter what is going on in our tiny, drama-filled lives, there will always be immeasurable beauty just out of sight.
That sky is SO much bigger than we are.
For more beauty without irony