Friday, June 7, 2013

A Rainbow!

(Photo by David Livesay)

As when the rainbow, opposite the sun
A thousand intermingled colors throws.
With saffron wings then dewy Iris flies
Through heaven's expanse, a thousand varied dyes
Extracting from the sun, opposed in place.

    --Virgil (70-19 B.C.)

After the much needed rainfall over the past week, it was a wonderful gift to see a rainbow. 

One of the most widely held traditional beliefs is that the rainbow is a bridge between heaven and earth, between the divine realm and the human world.  It is a symbol of hope, peace, and brotherhood.  Because a rainbow most often follows a thunderstorm, its unexpected colorful appearance represents a sign of peace after a conflict.  A new beginning.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,