Did you see the double rainbow this morning? It was amazing. A bold arc of color swept across the early-morning sky and plunged toward the ground on both ends. Above it, a fainter stripe completed the double-rainbow effect.
As a crowd gathered at the glass windows in the hallway, I started to think about what it meant for all of us to be admiring this rainbow together. What did everyone’s reaction show? Below I’ve compiled some possible reactions to the rainbow and what they say about the people who had them.
1. You say, “Who cares? It’s just a rainbow!” You are entirely wrapped up in the chores and rituals of your own life. Apathy has colored much of the natural curiosity you once had, and you take many things for granted.
2. You marvel at the rainbow once, then go back to your business. You balance life’s demands well. It is important for you to keep busy, so you avoid being swept away by dreamy scenes of double rainbows that might distract you from your original purpose.
3. You go outside and start taking pictures. You are fascinated by all the little components that make up life. You want to remember the wonder of what you saw later, so you don’t mind taking a few minutes out of your day to record it. Later, you’ll show your friends and family what they missed so they have the chance to enjoy it right alongside you.
4. You rush to tell as many people as possible to come look at the rainbow. You appreciate life’s small wonders, and you expect others to appreciate them as well. You consider it your duty to spread awareness of the beautiful things you notice so that other people can feel the awe that you feel. Life’s moments are most enjoyable when you can spend them with others.
5. You just stare at the rainbow for as long as possible. You are a pensive person, maybe an artist or just a dreamer. You enjoy moments by trying to absorb as much of them as you possibly can.