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The weather in our area this past Sunday was very strange late in the afternoon. While on my way home from a friend's house I noticed the sunny skies looking threatening. A few drops of rain fell. But the sun persisted on staying out and treated us to this gorgeous display. I'm not sure what the lifespan of a rainbow is but this one retained its vibrant colors for more than 20 minutes.

My mind started wandering and I found myself thinking of a lovely song a friend of mine wrote about his daugher Maarika, which is called Rainbow:

I went last night, past our old house, the For Sale sign was gone.
There were strangers wandering everywhere, what’s left of my life to take?
I want to scream, “Hey stop this thing!” That’s taking over me
But once it starts, it cant be stopped, I’ve lost my family.

My wife and I, we couldn’t agree, so, we ended it in tears.
Now I see my daughter every other week, though it seems more like a year.
And the separation, it hurts so much, I feel I’m torn in two.
If it wasn’t for her Smiling face, I know just what I’d do!

But she said, “Daddy, I love you more than rainbows,
and only you know, what rainbows mean to me”.
After the storm, there’s always a rainbow,
to help the rain go, from your daddy’s eyes.

We come back to my new place, where I try to make things right.
With toys and candies I bribe away, my sense of selfishness,
For leaving her and a happy home, over some damned foolishness.
What god had put together, my pride has torn apart!
Rainbow, I love you my little rainbow. Only you know, how much you mean to me.
After the storm, at least I’ve a rainbow, to help the pain go, from your daddy’s eyes

No, I don’t think, I really can, make everything all right.
There’s been too much pain to start again, but God let there be some way.
I’ll call her tonight, and I’ll try not to fight. I hope she still cares for me.
And if she says, “Yes, come on home!” But I know that’s just a dream!
Rainbow, I love you my little rainbow. Only you know, what rainbows mean to me!
After the storm, there’s always a rainbow, to help the rain go, from your daddy’s eyes,
to help the rain go, from your daddy’s eyes!

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