Saturday, July 16, 2011

Weekly Kodachrome - Rainbows on My Shoulder

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I’m blogging from the kitchen counter.

It seems that my best stuff always comes to me here; call it hallowed ground.

Billy Joel – Bill I’ve heard he wants to go by nowadays…much too advanced in years to be a Billy anymore - is keeping me company as he reminds me of days gone by.

From the open kitchen window, sunlight lances in from the afternoon sun, glittering in the water left behind in the sink from a few dirty dishes. It sparkles in a circular pattern on the ceiling, wavering slightly; around the kitchen, cast from the golf ball-sized crystal upon the sill, dozens of small rainbows cover the walls. I stare at a few of these multicolored strips and remember to going to my friend, Jess’s house, and the crystal his mom had in their living room window casting a thousand baby rainbows around the room. As a young boy I’d try to capture them, wanting to put them into my pocket and save them.

I’d never been successful.

As I type away on my laptop I happened to glance at my shoulder and noticed a multicolored caterpillar of light nuzzled on my shoulder.

I smiled, thinking of the crystals hanging in my room as a boy; the million arcs of color and light they cast day after day through the times of my adolescence and young adulthood.

Billy Joel serenades on…

and the silent fireflies of yesteryear surround me.

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17 comments:

Mindy said...

Your post reminded me of the scene in Disney's "Pollyanna" where they take the crystals from the lamps and make prisms from them. I hadn't thought of that scene in years!

I remember chasing prisms around the room when I was younger and now I watch my nieces and nephews do the same thing at my parent's house.

Great picture, by the way!

A few photos that made me smile: http://mindymusing.blogspot.com/2011/07/lets-get-togetheryeah-yeah-yeah.html

(And just so you know, now Billy, er... Bill.... is now singing in my head... thanks a lot! LOL)

Laura said...

It's still fun to play the catch the rainbow game in the car. :) I'd love to say it's because I play with a 4 year old, but I'm pretty sure I'd have just as much fun regardless. Sadly, no great shots to share this week. My camera and I have been on a break.

Ashley Sisk said...

I love the processing on this shot - how you highlighted that little blip of rainbow. Love it. Makes me smile. :)

Oilfield Trash said...

I can't remember the last time I took a picture.

Heidi (lilmommyfoofoo) said...

I'd say a prism on the shoulder beats bird poop on the shoulder. Am I right? ;)

Ha.

Well, I thought it was funny.

I think I am just overly tired.

p.s. Sing us a song piano man....I haven't heard one for the longest time. Oh ohhh oh oh...for the longest time....(wow...I need sleep NOW!)

P.p.s. Here's my latest photo... http://lilmommyfoofoo.blogspot.com/2011/07/weekly-kodachrome-one-of-kids.html

p.p.p.s. I know you will publish this later, so for the record, it is 12:57 a.m. So *that's* why.

becca said...

what a lovely post and beautiful picture i love how the only color in the photo is the rainbow.

Cheeseboy said...

I was a huge Billy Joel fan as a kid too. I think I listened to his Live album over 200 times.

Dig the rainbow picture. Very cool.

Stef said...

Very cool picture. And I have to say that you link to the Literal Harry Potter trailer cracked my whole family up. Hahah. Thanks for the laugh.

Ms Bibi said...

Your picture and post made me smile....so sweet....love memories from childhood and who better to keep you company then Billy.

Richard & Natalie said...

Do you want to know why your counter is hallowed ground? Because it has canister upon canister of M&Ms on it! Mmmmmmm!

Love the black and white photo except the little blip of rainbow- so cool.

I'm sure I have a pic or two that will make me smile after this last week, just gotta get through them all and find them first!

Lindzena said...

Bill? Really? I don't think I could ever think of him as anything but Billy Joel. But I suppose he is getting on in years. Wonderful post. :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I love that picture : )
Want me to make a linky thing for you?
I will go and do it and give you the code and you can just insert it at the end of your post. Be right back : )

Sand Castles and Snow Forts said...

"Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy."

Tina said...

Nice shot! :) LG Tina

Team Lando said...

So fun! Love that shot... here via Becky's blog :) And shared a photo myself.

M-Cat said...

Very cool pic! If I were a half decent photographer with a somewhat decent camera - I would linky up.

Instead, I suck

Buckeroomama said...

I've been away and have not been able to visit...

So glad that Becky got you the linky. Isn't she great?

I love both your post and your photo.

Here's a photo that made me smile this week.

http://www.buckeroomama.com/2011/07/cushy.html

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