Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Fault in our Stares.

Ah! The thrill of spotting a rainbow!

Like, it had chosen for her to see it, not the other way around.

She had drawn umpteen rainbows while in school. Finely arched lines on a blue sky, seven colours beautifying its outlines, slanting rain drops in the background, a smiling orange sun, its rays scattered all around, birds flying across the rainbow and a few puffy clouds to add to the theatrics...it was always the same. As she had grown up, the smudging had given way to cleaner lines, the blue sky got speckled with grey tones, sometimes, orange and pink too, the clouds became ill-defined and natural, puddles and umbrellas dotted the scene and a whole other paraphernalia came into existence on paper. But the seven coloured rainbow was always a staple on the rain scene.


As she looked at the rainbow today, she noticed for the first time how faint and indistinguishable the colours were from each other, how sepulchral the sky looked even in face of such a joyous moment sweeping across it, how life seemed brighter on one side and darker on the other side of the rainbow and how the rainbow was the brightest just after the rain. There was no orange sun smiling from behind the puffy clouds - just a subtle trace of its presence somewhere, no slanting rain drops and no birds flying across the rainbow. And if she looked closely enough, she could even spot a twin-rainbow.



The reality was so different from what she had been imagining all along! That a rainbow could give her such a deep and defining moment, was not something she'd have thought. The fault had really been in her stare! 


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12 comments:

  1. Rainbows are so captivating and magical. I like how you had an aha moment by taking a good look at one. Lovely post!

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  2. What a fresh take on the prompt here is my post http://poojasharmarao.blogspot.in/2017/06/the-fault-is-in-our-stares.html

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  3. I love Rainbows. somehow they just make my day magical!!!!

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  4. Rainbows always fascinates me. I love the color of the rainbow. Excellent take on the given prompt. Looking forward to read more ....

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  5. This one was quite intriguing and thoughtful! Makes lot of sense too!
    Your take was different from the rest of the takes on the prompt!

    Cheers

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  6. Good one and different take. Growing up, I had also imagined rainbows to show up those many distinct colors ;)

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  7. That's a thought. Reality is often very different from our imagination specially when we 're children. We often end up over simplifying things.

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  8. That was very creative. Glad you did not take the usual route of "stare"

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  9. I have never looked at a rainbow like this. Yes, the colors are so beautifully merged together... Indistinguishable as you said. Loved your take on the prompt. Very different from others.

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  10. This is so, so beautiful, Shubhangi. You've shared this beautiful thought and made me think anew. This post is going to stay with me for a long time as it has touched my heart. Thank you for writing this.

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  11. Yes, reality is sometimes different from our beliefs and imagination. That's such a novel take on the prompt, Shubhangi. Very thoughtful and thought provoking too!

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  12. right now I can see a rainbow from my work window .. beautiful and reading this post :)

    Bikram's

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person..deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me!! your comments will be appreciated..

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