Monday, October 22, 2012

Ironically sad rainbows

There's only one word to describe the rainbows I saw today: ironic.

No, I take that back. Another word would be sad.

Sad rainbows :(
I saw these beautiful double rainbows today as I was driving home from work, with mom in the car next to me. And I was able to get a quick photo because the car was stopped. Why was the car stopped? Well...

At the base of the rainbow was one firetruck, two police cars, an ambulance, and two cars that had clearly been in an wreck. You can't see that much in this photo, but I was able to see it as I moved up. Not that traffic was moving. I only got to move up because cars ahead of me decided to pull into parking lots or whatever so they could turn around. Which is what I also did. Eventually.

The worst bit of this all is that when we were finally car #2 in the backed up traffic (all the other cars ahead of us had escaped, being smarter than us) a body was removed from a building and placed in an ambulance. I'm  99.9% sure that it was a body, with the head covered up. Mom's 100% certain.

This at the end of a rainbow. No, at the end of a double rainbow.

I don't know what happened. I'm assuming that the body they carried out of the building was related to the accident. If not, it's a heck of a coincidence.

I'm assuming it'll be on the news. Accidents with fatalities usually make the news, right? Though I haven't found anything on it yet.

I think there was still a rainbow while I was waiting for mom to make a decision about whether we should stay put and wait it out or turn around. But I don't remember looking at the rainbow, after seeing the body.

2 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Oh wow, what a terrible thing. Whenever we think of rainbows, thoughts of life and beauty come to mind; even a pot of gold. A full body bag is rarely the image...

Sorry you had to see that, luv.

Sarita Rucker said...

I'm more sorry that it happened to someone, than that I had to see it. At least I was only a little inconvenienced.