But it was the unlikely faded rainbow that I pondered on. Was there meaning in that sign? Was there significance in the coinciding of this natural wonder with so many social media profile pictures right now painted in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet? So I thought about what it could mean, this unlikely rainbow, this powerful biblical symbol of God's love and promise to humanity, this powerful modern symbol of gay pride.
Alot of the time it is easy to turn our attention away from certain complicated issues in favor of more manageable ones - the rainbow in this case representing a complicated multicolored one - but there comes those moments when we are forced to consider them, to make sense of them, to sort out our understanding and beliefs. I know there are many members of my faith right now that are going through this.
So why the rainbow at this time? Why the rainbow in this place? I thought about it and pondered it and then it struck me:
It was probably the light from the sun traveling 93 million miles to reach our atmosphere where it met with droplets of rain high above. The light refracted and split and bent into the little faint colorful arc in the sky. There it is. In all its complex simplicity.