Rainbows have always fascinated me – ever since I was little. Rainbows remind me of playing in the rain as a kid and the comforting smell as the rain starts to turn into steam and evaporate off the warm street. They remind me of watching amazing sunsets after a big storm. Rainbows remind me of what it is like when life is magical.
Today I feel like a rainbow.
Rainbows remind me of harmonic continuity, of coherence, of balance, of all seven notes in octaves, of the chakras or the seven levels of understanding in every Hindu or Sufi tale. Rainbows remind me of Judy Garland and somewhere over one…
Rainbows make me smile and feel grateful and amazed and humble.
Rainbows make me want to take a bite out of the Universe and taste it.
But how do you eat a rainbow?
With lots of love and attention and maybe a red spoon. Here are a few incredibly eatable rainbows. Can you taste the color spectrum in your mind? It’s like having living color taste buds.
This rainbow lemon cheesecake is pure genius. It makes me remember how much I like fresh lemons and berries together and how a ripe strawberry makes juices when you bite into it and the finish is a perfect match for lemon or any other berry. It’s like a palate in your mouth waiting to be painted.
It’s like looking into the sky at sunset and seeing layers and layers of pastel skies each stacked upon another waiting for a chance to sparkle and shine when the sun hits it just right.
It’s like a berry parade.
A stack of rainbow pancakes is so well spoken as a piece of art.
Here’s a short stack – right off the menu at the Fantazmagorical Intergalactic House of Pancakes.
Or maybe it’s one of many choices on the breakfast menu at a Walt Disney Breakfast Cartoon Restaurant where Pluto and Mickey have a pancake eating contest or maybe all of Donald Duck’s nephews all order them at the same time.
There is magic in the batter and the moon and the stars and lots of rainbows. It looks like what magic must taste like. Purple magic, rainbow magic. Yum.
And for dessert…
How did the person who frosted that cake get those rainbow colored sprinkles to stick on the outside of that purple frosting.
Had to be magic.
Rainbows work because they stimulate our imagination and our playfulness and they connect us to something much bigger than the sky.
How do you eat a rainbow?
With your eyes, with your heart and with your spirit and if you have a magic baker in the neighborhood, with your mouth.
Savor each bite and make the colors a part of your soul.
Eat a rainbow.
I AM Michael Barrett.