Walked to the end of a rainbow.


About fifteen years ago we were going through the Midwest again. Yes, again. Back then, we did a lot of cross country traveling. I think we were still in Missouri just outside the Kansas state line.

Anyway, suddenly there was heavy downpour but it was a flat road and the weather was warm so I kept on driving. The rain storm didn’t last very long before the sun came out again. The first thing I noticed was a bright rainbow seemingly extending out of the middle of a field. I turned off the expressway onto a two lane road and drove down the pasture lane into the field having no idea who it belonged to. I told everyone we were going to see if there was really a leprechaun and pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? No, there was no leprechaun nor pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. I guess those kind only exist in Ireland. But we did get to see, stand under, run and dance through it, waved our hands through an actually rainbow touching the earth.

I had heard that the end or start of rainbow is hard or next to impossible to find. I don’t know about that but we found one when we wasn’t particularly looking for anything so astonishing.

What did it feel like? Wet and misty. Close up it looked like multi-hued fog with tiny crystals floating inside. It was amazingly beautiful. If you hold your hand in it you could see the colors shimmering across your palm. They sparkled and danced in the sunlight.

When I told others about this and showed them the pictures some people said, “You aren’t supposed to stand in, go near, touch, nor stand under those things.”

I asked why not?

They said because they are bad luck. I don’t believe in good or bad luck. I believe everything has source for occurring. I can’t deny a lot of sorrowful things happened years later but I don’t believe the rainbow had anything to do with it.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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21 Responses to Walked to the end of a rainbow.

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  2. spoonsnbooks says:

    If things like that were truly good/bad luck things would look differently than what they are. Mine would be more “good luck” if these things were real 😦 hahahaha


    • Thanks for visiting but a rainbow as I explained to those whom I show the picture to is nothing more than a natural phenomenon that’s caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky and some times touching the earth. It takes the form of a multicolored circular arc. Rainbows are caused by sunlight appearing in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.

      Nah, I don’t believe something so beautiful could be bad luck because I don’t believe luck exist. Good or bad. I don’t believe in superstitions. Everything which happens, someone or something caused it to happen.

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    • Assam says:

      They are real. People rarely encounters them but do exist. In some Abrahamic religions believe God touched you know. That explains the indescribable feeling when in it. At the moment you were in direct touch with the Throne Of God.

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  3. Lisa Warner says:

    That was divine.

    On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 10:35 PM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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  4. Lester says:

    thx I needed to know this

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  5. Reblogged this on The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Trail and commented:

    I’ve often thought of this incident that totally defies what is taught about rainbows. I wonders what else we have been taught to believe is not really truth? By the way. you gets wet standing in a rainbow. It’s denser than a foggy morning.


  6. I had no idea you could actually stand inside a rainbow… it must have been amazing!

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    • Nor did I until I walked through and under one. I could look up and see the arch expanding as far as my sight enabled me. Prior to that day, I always thought as science have told us “Rainbows are made in the sky, they don’t touch the ground.” I now know that this is not true. Some do indeed touch the ground. And humans can touch them.

      Those riding with me teased saying the pot gold must be on the other end. We are on the wrong end.
      I said, “We are not going there. I’m in no mood to fight a Leprechaun.”

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      • We drove through one once and that was magical. I can’t imagine how it must have felt to stand inside one…

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        • Driving through it or walking through it, 😊 you all still got a chance to experience nature’s at it finest. I later read somewhere that you have a better chance of winning the lottery than driving through or actually touching a rainbow.

          I am sure you all saw the sparkling crystals. They are so lovely. Crystals are the best I can describe these drops of water. They are not cold like snow flake crystals but they sparkled like different colored diamonds in the sunlight. I don’t exactly know what they are called but they are so astonishing beautiful.

          When I turned off the highway I wasn’t entirely prepared for the rainbow to actually be there. I thought it was a mere optical illusion. You know, when things look closer than they are. Boy! Were we surprised. 😊

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    • Keller says:

      I, too, had no idea you could stand inside a rainbow. The experience must had been awesome!


      • I had no idea it was possible until it happened. According to people who never stood in one says,

        “No, you can’t reach the end of the rainbow because a rainbow is kind of like an optical illusion. A rainbow is formed because raindrops act like little prisms.”

        I don’t try and convince anyone of anything. I know what I saw and felt on my skin.


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