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The Rainbow

One evening, when I was leaving the gym after a workout, I entered the parking lot and noticed that it had been raining. I glanced up at the sky in time to see one of the most stunning rainbows I have ever seen.  They are always beautiful, but this one was a full semi-circle that went the whole way across the sky and was vibrant shimmering color. As I walked along enjoying this spectacle I was approaching a young girl who was walking towards me with her eyes averted. "Hello, how are you?" I asked.  She glanced up and with a cursory smile, she said "Fine, thank you" and kept walking. Then I blurted out  "Did you see the rainbow?!"  Her face lit up into a gorgeous smile.  "Yes!" she said, and then she was past me. It was only a moment in time but for that moment we were both emotionally aware of the beauty that hovered above us, and we were friends - parking lot strangers, but rainbow friends.

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