Sundog –noun 1. parhelion. 2. a small or incomplete rainbow.

Rainbows are Like Ninjas

This is what February 13th looks like from Hawaii at Waihe’e Beach, Maui. (pronounced why-hay-A)

We walked around the bend seen in this picture, then set our picnic down in our usual place. I turned around and was surprised to see this wonderful rainbow stretching the sky behind me.

The weather cleared to almost full sun, mid-70’s, and the water was warm enough for a long soak after a brief shock of cold when first diving in.

Waihe’e is one of our favorite beaches here so far. It’s a reasonable drive and usually quiet. Today it was just the two of us and a whale we saw breach the surface out past the reefs. The wave break you see in the photo (where all the white topped waves are) stretches a very long ways and provides a protected area for swimming, floating, and snorkeling year round.

So far at Waihe’e we’ve now seen many various aquatic life, a sea turtle, a monk seal, and the humpback whale.

A long, meditative rest followed by a good soak in the ocean left me feeling recharged and somewhat centered for the first time in weeks.

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The new year has been one of great healing for me, but this is a painful healing of old emotional wounds, both from before I was ill and after, that have their thorns in daily life. It has left me drained and on the edge of slipping back into the crash of November/December. Though it is frustrating to have had only a week or so in early January where I felt as though the crash was finally lifting, it is hard to find fault when the culprit is healing.

Healing is not always easy or happy making, but as long as one is willing to embrace it, then with time you will find a rainbow has sneaked up behind you to brighten your day.

6 responses

  1. victoriaaphotography

    Lovely photo & particularly nice beach – almost looks like you are on a desert island – no people – no rubbish or litter – just a gentle sandy beach AND a lovely rainbow.
    Aren’t rainbows great….. they add magic to any scene.

    February 14, 2012 at 3:34 am

    • Thank you Vicki. πŸ™‚ What you can’t see is the nifty amount of sea glass and shells in the sandy area along the shore, but under the water. We’ve found all sorts of good stuff washed up on shore (excellent beach combing place), including a spear for spear fishing. But the real fun is snorkeling in the shallows which range about 10ft from the main tide line on any given day.

      That’s where we find the best treasures and can easily pass an hour searching for the next bit of colored glass or whole cowrie shell. πŸ™‚

      All in all, definitely the beach at the top of our list so far. πŸ™‚

      February 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm

  2. Glad to hear you are healing, albeit slowly. The steady trek toward healthy is occasionally 2 steps back, 3 steps forward, especially emotional healing. Always nice to look back and catch a glimpse of the rainbow! Thanks for sharing with us all!

    February 14, 2012 at 9:32 am

    • Hello! πŸ™‚ So very, very true. Then there’s the days when you feel like you are going forward, but you overdo it and end up back – like today for me. We couldn’t help it and went swimming again today. First time in months we’ve been able to go again after only 1 day off. Though I’m thinking it was at least one day too soon.

      I’ll rest more and see about taking it easier – just so hard when the sun and waves are calling me outside. πŸ™‚ HUGS!

      February 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm

  3. Snez

    Dear Lisa πŸ™‚
    I’m so glad for the rainbows and oasis in your life, it is good to know you are getting some mental and physical rest! πŸ™‚
    Big rainbow hugs πŸ™‚

    February 15, 2012 at 2:26 am

    • Thanks Snez! πŸ™‚ I love me some rainbow hugs, that’s for sure. πŸ™‚ Big hugs back. πŸ˜€

      February 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm

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