Eee-by-gum! ‘Ello! It’s day 5 of our Alphathon, which brings us to our second vowel…E.
The options are:
Katy S: Edible Extravaganza – What’s your favourite food thing to make?
Peg: Extreme Sports – do you like doing any? If not, what would you like to do?
Katy P: Ever followed a rainbow?
I love rainbows, they make me smile. I often stop to take photos of them; to me they are beautiful and awe inspiring yet something we see often enough to be normal. When I suggested this theme my ideas were two-fold; a story of physically following a rainbow, or one about chasing a dream with ever changing goal posts. It’s a bit of a metaphor for life really, putting up with a storm for the beauty of the goal. There are lots of situations in life where it’s all to easy to expect roses and forget about thorns, yet so many phrases to remind us; with the sweet comes the sour, take the rough with the smooth, if you want the rainbow you’ve got to put up with the rain. Maybe it seems like a negative outlook on life to always be expecting the next rut in the road, I don’t mean it like that; more, enjoy the view and if you hit a rut don’t let it spoil your day!
Have you ever chased a rainbow? I did once, with my dad. I remember telling him about the pot of gold at the end (don’t you love how when you were a kid all stories were new, so you told them to people, never once thinking they’d already know!). My dad’s just crazy enough to do things to make his little girl smile; including driving miles out of the way chasing a rainbow he knew was uncatchable. Maybe some parents would have explained that due to a rainbow being made out of light and water, it’s in fact only visible from certain angles and is impossible to catch. Not my daddy though, he’s a star!
As for metaphorically, I’m always chasing rainbows, sometimes I even catch them…as it’s possible to do with a figure of speech…sometimes I get pretty close, others I get distracted by shiny things along the way. Life is a long old road, enjoy the journey as much as the stay and every now and again allow yourself to soak in the beauty and chase a rainbow.
‘If I could catch a rainbow, I would do it, just for you,
And, share with you, its beauty, on the days you’re feeling blue’. Sandra Lewis Pringle
Scores after day 4:
Katy S: 4 Katy P: 6 Peg: 3