Double Rainbow… all the way across the sky

8 08 2010

If you’re the type of person who knows what a “meme” is, then you’ve probably seen this:

Oh man, this is a funny video.  The guy who made it (“Hungrybear9562”) admitted on Jimmy Kimmel to being a drug user (“medical marijuana”), but, amazingly, claims to have been totally sober when he made this video.

Anyhow, I wanted to throw it up on my blog because, well, this is a literally a “snapshot of glory”.  And it is a man responding to glory with an appropriate level of joy and awe.  Though the guy is a little strange (and a drug user) he gets props from me for his willingness to feel emotion and be vulnerable enough to share it.  Way to go Hungrybear9562!

What would my life be like if I actually had a vivid emotional and behavioral response to the glory that I encounter each day?  A lot more beautiful, I think.

I saw a full double-rainbow once, in 2004. Honestly, it was pretty amazing. I was laughing and applauding in my car. And taking pictures while driving.

I certainly laughed at this video.  No two ways about it, it’s hilarious.  But it would be all too easy for laughter to slide into mockery, or even criticism (as it often does on the Youtube comments…).  (Or this video that mocks his question, “What does it mean?” with a scientific “explanation”.)  Instead, let’s stop and notice for a minute that we could all learn something from this guy.

“In the living breathing cosmos there is a mysterious Something, too wonderful, too awful for any mind to understand.  The believing man does not claim to understand.  He falls to his knees and whispers, ‘God.’  … Just now we happen to be living in a secular age.  Our thought habits are those of the scientist, not those of the worshipper.  We are more likely to explain than to adore.  ‘It thundered,’ we exclaim, and go our earthly way.”    (A.W. Tozer, From “The Pursuit of God”)

BTW, the autotune version of the video is possibly even better than the original:

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