I thought I was done for the day. I had been out the whole day hiking through hills and woods. The sudden rainy weather had forced me down from an incredible viewpoint, almost directly after I had reached it. I didn’t really manage to capture the photos I wished for. I was ok, cause it was still an experience and it’s always refreshing to be I nature. It was just photo-wise that it was a disappointment.
I was sitting in the car just longing home to my cottage, where I would get some dry warm clothes and drink something warm. Then the magic started to appear. I saw how a rainbow started to show itself to my left side while driving. Made a stop. But no, that was not a good spot. Continued to drive, thinking that maybe I had missed my chance. It indeed disappeared, but I reached a place where there was a nice view of a lake and some wooden houses on the other side. The light was good, so I stopped. Took some photos of the lake, and then I was ready to go. Then suddenly the rainbow came back. And it brought a friend.
From there on it was just pure magic. I was working fast with the camera to find a good angle. It started to rain, so I had to wipe off the rain from the lens repeatedly. I was surprised how long the moment lasted. And how the light, rain, clouds and rainbow put up this incredible concert of colors. I was the lucky one on the first row closest to the stage.
Then I realized how the initial tiredness had been swept away by the rainbow. The beauty had erased time from my mind and awakened my inner fire in the form of enthusiasm and passion, which gave me energy to try to capture the miracle in front of my naked eyes.
It’s very important to make good plans, but it’s equally important to be open to what happens in the present moment. I know I can improve the planning part a lot, but I’m happy of the grace that let me experience that moment.