20 November 2007

and lo, it was good

So when your life goes crazy and you find yourself working four days a week (and heavens, that’s a bit too close to full time employment for my liking) and you open up the kitchen drawer to get a bowl for your morning muesli, it being too hot for porridge these days, and you think to yourself how do other people manage to do all this plus the grocery shopping and laundry and cooking (oh the cooking) and wiping the we-have-mudbrick-walls dust off surfaces occasionally and maintain a blog at the same time, and then you witness a small miracle spilling across the surface of the domestic crockery …

rainbow in the bowl drawer

… you pause. And quietly tell the small cornflake-eating child who exhales in an impressed manner as he marvels at the sight.

Until someone says Well it is nearly Christmas after all and you decide to prepare your muesli with strawberry yoghurt instead of Greek.

muesli (homemade)

And the thought of the rainbow living in the bowl drawer stays with you all through the busy week. Like a little tiny sign of hope.

Or at least a sign that someone cleaned the kitchen windows recently.

31 comments:

manda said...

i reckon the rainbows only go inside to visit some people. or maybe only some people notice that they have come inside to visit :-)
i love rainbows...inside and out

Rachel said...

What a nice thing to read to begin my morning as it is still dark out and I prepare to go teach 30 preschoolers.

tut-tut said...

Yes, a lovely read first thing. A nice bit to hold onto during the week.

bec said...

Didn't you just have a post about a rainbow out your work window?

We're going to have to start calling you Kermit...

shula said...

Strawberry yoghurt instead of Greek!

Renegade.


Well, life is short, after all.

Elizabeth said...

Yoghurt with granola has to be PLAIN.
The strawberries sit on TOP.
There should be a law...

We are on the same breakfast wave length, although mine didn't come with a beautiful rainbow.

Badger said...

Ooo, lovely! I'm glad you were able to capture it in a photo.

Grace said...

Yes, as one of those mothers who works 36 hrs a week and blogs, it is very difficult. Additionally, my husband is away on business travel 30% of the time. Ever notice so many bloggers are insomniacs?

But beauty appears in the most prosaic places Those moments carry us through.

See Monique's "butterwings".
Or the moonrise and sunset in a couple of my hectic days.

Molly said...

Lovely! You have to keep your eyes and heart open so you don't miss the magic in ordinary things......

Megan said...

Wish I had a rainbow living in my crockery draw. Magic.

Frogdancer said...

Don't you love it when things like that happen!

K said...

What a lovely rainbow. I hope it comes back to visit.

Domestic rainbows are always good. Isabelle has a rainbow generator in her kitchen. The kittens chase them round the floor.

Dy said...

Delightful :-)

judi said...

Your home is blessed.
What a beautiful sight to greet you in the morning..and thanks for sharing it with us...Nature's pick me up....rainbows are always welcome

Surfing Free said...

Oh, lovely lovely rainbows. The glass in out front door produces rainbows sometimes and the girls lie down on the floor to let the rainbows get on them. Love those rainbows :)

M said...

How lovely.

Carson said...

Ohhhh....
and was it accompanied by a harp and an Angelic Chorus?

Louise said...

Very Pollyanna! We have these occasionally in my bedroom from the leadlights and I just lie in bed with the kids watching them - lovely!

Stomper Girl said...

Rainbows in your crockery is so much nicer than mouse poo.

bluemountainsmary said...

I didn't know I needed to see that rainbow photo until I saw it.

Lazy cow said...

Rats, you need clean windows to see rainbows indoors? That's never going to happen around here.
I agree with Elizabeth about the yogurt and muesli. Fruit goes on top! Do you make your own muesli too?

Jodie said...

oh, I would be so happy for a little rainbow to live anywhere in my kitchen - an uncommon beauty

Janet said...

it's a beautiful rainbow indeed, and inside a drawer, that seems miraculous.... and so unlikely, which makes it all the better.

and busy, sigh. It will soon be the season of the list. We need all the rainbows we can get

LouLou said...

Nothing makes me happier than spotting a rainbow - they are my most favourite thing in the world (apart from my babies!) And dont worry i think we all struggle with the busy busy world in which we live.....

meggie said...

Your posts are a joy- much like the rainbow!

herhimnbryn said...

I suppose you must call it 'Rainbow Muesli' Now.

BabelBabe said...

that meusli looks yummy - if you do make it - and we know you do - recipe, please.

crafty said...

I adore inside rainbows, you get them from your windows? That is very special.

Wendy said...

My kids would have gone nuts for that! Ellie is just sure could touch a rainbow. Finding one in her own house? - I think she'd never forget that.

Laura Jane said...

Oh WOW - what a miracle that rainbow was!!! How great that your kids were impressed too, and how especially wondrous that you thought to capture it in a photo and share it with us all.

Pretty cool, it would leave you smilin for a week. Thanks!

aurorabuddha said...

How wonderful! I think this rainbow will stay with me too... Thank you.