Rainbows: Droplets of Hope

From the Latin for “rainy arch”, rainbows are droplets of water that disperse light into arches. The bigger the droplet, the more intense color. Rainbows occur at an optimal 42-degree angle, appearing differently to each one of us but always with the light of the sun at our backs.

Full Circle

Only the top arc of a rainbow is visible to most of us, appearing to end with the horizon, but there is more. From a wider vantage point, one can see the full circle.

If you cannot see the full rainbow after a storm, 
you might be the droplet of hope in someone else's.
     -----G. Hill
Droplets of Hope

Outside my window,
I see
Some bright colorful
Droplets of sweat,
Droplets of tears,
Droplets of hopes,
Droplets of dreams,
And a Rainbow of future.
      -----Renu Rathore
What mysteries lay so softly concealed
Sinking into obscurity . . . but
Calling me beyond for meanings revealed.
Each droplet a mysterious orb.
Questions that tug, so much to absorb.

Like the rainbow, I bend to a higher authority.
       -------G. Hill
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
       -----2 Corinthians 5:7

See Also: Yellow is , , , and Compassion as Light

Colors of the Wind

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends

How high does the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you'll never know
And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon

For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

You can own the Earth and still
All you'll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind.

      -------Disney, Colors of the Wind

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    I have seen some stunning rainbows!! Makes me smile as I remember some of these – I always feel a spiritual connection! Very interesting as I learn! Thank you!


    1. Thank you, Nancy. I appreciate knowing that.


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