Sometimes you see something unexpected that takes your breath away.
Two incidents recently have reminded me that even on an ordinary day this world can be surprising and that I haven’t seen everything yet.
Driving home from Melburne yesterday just as the sun was beginning to set , I was surprised to see a shimmering halo of rainbow colours behind a particular patch of storm cloud.
I have never seen an effect like this before in the sky and am certainly intrigued. Perhaps there was rain in the area where the sunlight was sinking behind this cloud. I guess I may never have an opportunity to see this again though I will keep looking. And of course I didn’t have my camera with me.
Another moment of unexpected beauty happened as I walked alongside the Yarra on weekend day trip into Melbourne and was amazed to see the water turn into a shimmering, dancing river of gold.At first I thought someone had cast handfuls of tinsel or metallic confetti into the water. Then I realised that I happened to be standing at just the right point to witness the river reflecting the golden colours of the Eureka Tower.Again, I didn’t have my camera with me, but I hope to see this again one day even if I have to camp by the Yarra all day until the sunlight hits the water at that perfect angle once more.
Everytime I think of these moments of unexpected beauty I feel a sense of wonder, that at 32 years of age this world still has secrets to reveal to me.