Saturday, February 14, 2009

On that Rainbow Trail!

As a child I had often read about the Irish folk lore of leprechaun hiding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow !
Franklin Institute, resource for Science Learning on its Rainbow page says..."You can never actually reach the end of a rainbow, where a pot of gold supposedly awaits. As you move, the rainbow that your eyes see moves as well, because the raindrops are at different spots in the atmosphere. The rainbow, then, will always "move away" at the same rate that you are moving."
Interpretations in the realm of the abstruse suggest it is our (most of us indulge in) rather elusive search,by following the illusive rainbow to its end,for that chimerical “fortune”…a parallel between nature and the web of Maya?????


And then



And how does one interpret this?!! :-)))
Should one quit demystifying the conundrums of nature, our existence, the universe and just EXULT...the despondency which engulfs the real world makes that almost inconceivable! But in the interests of sanity, perhaps we should continue to traverse on that Rainbow Trail, which is nothing but a spur to move onwards in this ,our corporeal, ephemeral forms, dunno???

4 comments:

hitch writer said...

Beautiful picture !!

CAT said...

I would have said thank you if I had clicked it...one of those freaky lucky days when stuff happens.

But what happens to the myth now??:-)

A. I. said...

Maybe there was buried treasure. If it was India we'd have found out by now. With all the digging that goes on!

CAT said...

Hehehe!

Or perhaps that would explain why in India, we have so many roads dug up ALL the time....gold-diggers??!