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How To Make A Rainbow and Get Lucky

The news out of Aurora, Colorado was just awful yesterday. On top of that, it was the anniversary of the death of a good friend. So, I thought I’d post this amazing picture of Sullivan. Turns out, you really can make your own rainbows! Take that all you Rainbow Bright and unicorn haters.

Here’s what you need: 
A water hose with a nozzle
Water. Lots of it spraying into the sky
The 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma Sun (Must be breaking through trees)
Shadows for effect (optional)

Here’s what you do:
Stand with your back to the sun
Spray water to east

Here’s what happens:
A rainbow is an arc that appears in the sky opposite the sun under certain conditions. It features the full spectral colors. They occur as a result of the refraction and dispersion of sunlight by rain or in this case, water from a hose. Kids are often taught the colors of the rainbow through an acronym that sounds like a name: Roy G. Biv. The letters stand for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

A boy sprays a water hose in the sky opposite the sun and makes a rainbow

Here’s a song everyone should hear. Lucky by Kat Edmondson. I’ve posted the lyrics and video below for you to enjoy. I think she is something special.

Feels like this
Your heart upon your sleeve
There’s a place
In time and space
Where we can all be free

So meet me at the rainbow’s end
We don’t even have to pretend
That we know what it is we’re looking for
We’re looking for

Life is just a dream
Lucky you
Lucky lucky me

Have you found
Higher ground
Or are you lost at sea
Do you know
Where you go
Is where I want to be

So cast your troubles into the sky
They can be the stars in our eyes
And we can count them on another day
From far away

Life is just a dream
Lucky you
Lucky lucky me

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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  1. Rose Byrd

    This post just brings to mine that childhood song, “This little light of mine.” Bless you for sharing Sullivan with his rainbow making! Promises, indeed!


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