Sunday, January 7, 2007

The rainbow connection

An amazing phenomenon occurred to me on the way home from Johor (which I'd spent the New Year weekend at, visiting relatives). Stuck in our car, waiting out the jam at the Causeway, we stared listlessly out of the window and noticed a perfect semi-circle rainbow arch in the sky. That was only the second time I'd seen a full rainbow. Passers-by stopped one by one to gape at it in wonder. For a moment, it seemed that there was a connection between us. Even though we were complete strangers, as fellow human beings, we could all bask in the beauty of nature. That fleeting moment soon passed. The spell was broken as we each turned away and went on with our mundane daily lives, probably never having our paths cross again.

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