Rainbow. What comes to mind when you see/hear/read that word? Do you think of a pot of gold over the rainbow? Or making a wish perhaps when seeing one? Do people actually do that or am I just imagining it or making that up?
Have you ever seen a double rainbow? Isn't it magical? (I would show you a photo of one I took years ago, but it is gone. However, you can see it on the video below.)
Rather than bore you – you can read facts about rainbows on wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow, I am going to entertain you instead, indirectly, at least. At least I hope so. I hope to! ;)
You see, I connect rainbows with my pal Kermit, Kermit the Frog that is (though I think it should be Kermit The - pronounced as thee - frog). Yes, you heard/read that right: I absolutely adore Kermit.
I actually have him and ‘Kermie’ – that’s what I call Kermit Junior – at home. Yes, you heard/read that right too! I would take a photo, but they are both hiding in my storage right now of all places, or else I would dig them both up. Perhaps another time as it’s quite a feat to go there, behind the fridge of all places, and I kid you not about that! Ok, I digress here.
I love Kermit's sense of wonder and curiosity, and most of all his expressiveness. That includes his voice! ;) And his voice does wonder to rainbows, did you know?
Have you ever heard his sweet rendition of "The Rainbow Connection?" It was the hit song for the "The Muppet Movie" according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow). It was not only nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song in 1979, it also reached #25 on Billboard’s "Hot 100 Singles" of all things! ;)
Oh, you are missing out I think! Okay, here’s your chance. Go ahead. Have a listen. Don't be shy.
Let me guess: you now want to know/see the lyrics in order to sing along, right?! Ok, here goes:
So tell me now, what do you think? Isn't that such a sweet song? And now your favourite rainbow song? And favourite Kermit the frog song? And favourite Muppet song? ... (Ok, I digress again!) ;) Perhaps rainbows do that to me: tickle me silly! ;)
What do rainbows do for you? How do they make you feel? What do you think of when you see one or two (a double one that is)? ;)
Written for Wordy Wednesday