The day was spent serving food to various tables of strangers for breakfast, lunch and dinner: a trifecta of restaurant shifts. My waking hours began somewhere around 4 AM, ended sometimes close to 1 AM, and were bookended by headaches. But in the middle of the day, as I drove from my day job to my night job, changing uniforms and switching name tags in the car, a full rainbow opened up in the sky.


It reached all the way across the city, from end to end, clear and bright, like it belonged just in that very spot.
And for five minutes, it was easy to believe that it had had always been there, all along.