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It’s been so long that I had nearly forgotten about the impact of seeing one… I was sitting at the computer with the window wide open to the sky when the quality of the air began to alter, something almost like burning. I looked up and over the roof of the neighboring apartment an enormous double rainbow spiked into the clouds. The surprise was so great that I sat transfixed a few moments before I got my wits about me and dashed outside. I stood in the street, among other mesmerized neighbors, oblivious to my disheveled hair and gritty appearance.

Just when you think the city has descended into mediocrity and predictability, and you resign yourself to holing up in your room, you can look outside and still the world will startle you. It’s impossible to escape life.