About That Rainbow

The new header, a picture of a double rainbow over a corporate building, was taken by yours truly on a gasp-inducing journey back to LA from San Diego with my boyfriend. He was driving (thank goodness) and I was in the passenger seat. It was raining torrential manic sheets, the kind of downpour that washes away hillsides. Just after we left San Diego the clouds parted, the sun broke, and voila! not one rainbow – but two! It was jaw-dropping. When I got home I checked my Facebook and found that two or so dozen of my friends had posted enthusiastic updates mentioning various rainbows around the Southland. This natural phenomena has the ability to stop people in their tracks. On the freeway north traffic slowed to a crawl while people craned their heads to get a better view. I couldn’t help but think of those artists tryng to mimic, or frame, the spectacle of nature – Olafur Eliasson, Anish Kapoor, Walter De Maria, Andy Goldsworthy.  Sometimes art can’t compete and that’s OK.

Double Rainbow on the way back from LA.


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