The other day, I was running errands around town with the kids.
I was immersed in thought about some exciting events in our future (while paying attention to the road, of course).
And, our daughter yelled for us all to look straight ahead.
I could use the excuse that my eyes were on the road, and that’s why I didn’t notice this incredible sight RIGHT. IN. FRONT. OF. ME.
But, the truth is that I think we, adults, cruise right on past a lot of vibrant and fleeting rainbows without ever looking up or straight ahead.
And, we do it without ever knowing the simple wonderment we blew right past.
This is the reason I am thankful for my children.
They never have to remember to see The Wonderful.
They just DO.
Familiarity, experience and responsibility, for all of their usefulness, make us into Students. Again.
And our children? They become our unwitting Teachers.
Speaking of stopping to see rainbows, I have a rainbow I’ve been chasing for a long time now.
And, if you haven’t noticed that the posts on Critters And Crayons are a little more sparse, you might.
I’ll still be here, of course. But, I’m trying to get closer to not just seeing a rainbow, but I want to touch one.
I’m working on a book.
So, if you’re looking for me, or wondering why I’m off the bloggy radar, you should envision a mom in a mini-van on a hunt, driving with her ankles because the other half of her body is out a window trying to finally touch that elusive violet stripe.
Thanks to my kids, I remembered to see the rainbow.
And, now…..I want to chase it.
WHAT’S YOUR MOVING RAINBOW?
I HOPE YOU CATCH IT!