Freudian Slips: Catching Rainbows

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Life takes us many places. It's a box of chocolates and a Hansel and Gretal trail of candy wrappers. I have filmed as an actor in The Happening, Invincible, The Lovely Bones, The Bounty Hunter, The Greek American, Bazookas, Limitless, TV's Its Always Sunny in Philly, Outlaw, New York, The Warrior, The Nail, Game Change, Cold Case, & commercial work includes The Philadelphia Eagles, Septa, Coors, Turbo Tax & Carnival Cruises. Freudian Slips spotlights irony in short story format.

May 29, 2008

Catching Rainbows

This washed out picture does not do justice to the maginificient luminous rainbow that formed after a recent rain shower. Right out the front door to our house, the color-rich rainbow could be viewed from arc to arc for about seven minutes. Our house sat like pot of mortgage in the middle.
In all of my 46 years, I had never seen a complete rainbow from one side to the other in such dramatic fashion. I made the most of the time that it could be seen. Grabbing my camera and camcorder, my wife and I took stills and home movies of the rare atmospheric event.
Appreciating rainbows are alot like not taken life for granted. You never know how long we are here to catch the next rainbow nor how long we or the rainbow will last.

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11 Comments:

Blogger mommanator said...

OOOOOOOOO do I love rainbows! I am always looking fror them!now if that poy of gold were really there!

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you holding a tree?

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we saw that rainbow as well, we first noticed it while driving in the car and it seemed to follow us the whole way home, the kids took pictures with their phones...as we drove down mckinley ave it appeared our house was also right at the foot of the rainbow...it looked like a block party out there everyone out in the middle of the street taking pictures...it was a beautiful sight...but not more beautiful then the smiles on the girls faces as they watched in awe of it...im not sure they had ever seen a rainbow of that magnatude...

2:26 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

mommantor,
They have those in Florida?

anonymous,
i said it was a bad picture. lol

anonymous,
i know people who saw it in magnolia but not sicklerville. it was really place specific.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous et said...

This was a serendipitous occasion!
Lucky you and all of those who viewed it.

It just goes to prove that one's perception can be more than other people's reality; those who did not see the rainbow were lost in space & atmospheric indifference!

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Crimp said...

Joe - The family and I recently saw a similar rainbow - having two high schoolers in the house, it was child's play (pun intended) to track the geometric dimensions of the half-circlet - while impossible to ever know where a rainbow begins, we are almost certain it's ending point was the worldwide headquarters of Freudian Slips right there in S. Jersey!

All the best.
John

12:15 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

crimp,
Thank your lucky stars you saw it. lol

6:17 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

et,
keeping eyes open gets you everywhere in life.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

Has it never bothered you that it's called a rainbow, yet it's not made of rain at all? Just sayin.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Missy said...

Joe,
Saw this rainbow as well while driving home, once there Mike and I just stood outside and watched the beautiful event sent from heaven. The news station showed the complete circle from the air, unbelievable.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

weary,
thanks for the science lesson. It does not bother me.

Missy,
Glad you caught the rainbow. it was only the third one i have seen in my lifetime.

6:56 PM  

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