This was exactly where we stood last year, muddying the waters with our immature: “I don’t know, let’s just go with the flow.”

The tide turned.

But the sky quickly greyed again, as it always had.

Promises were made. We tried to hold it together for sunnier days, for another possible rainbow, but poor choices— they bled through our fingers like a fistful of water. What was once right as rain was lantern-jawed, on life support. She vanished as soon as she appeared.

The phone rang, it was her. The clouds parted. My sky brightened. Again, our rainbow emerged.

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei (@margarida-brei)
23 days ago

Very mystical writing which I want to ask so many questions about. Great work, Melissa.

Juma
Juma (@juma)
23 days ago

Your story was wonderful; the picture, incredible. Is this one of your photographs? I know you live near Niagara Falls. This is truly an award-winning photograph, and perfect for your story and its title.

Juma
Juma (@juma)
18 days ago

How in the world did you capture this masterpiece, Melissa? There must be quite a story behind the taking of this photo. You’ve captured the power and beauty of the falls, and an other-worldly quality as well. I keep going back and enlarging it and studying every aspect of it. It’s so inspiring, as a work of art, and as a celebration of nature.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
21 days ago

Hello, Melissa. Your story is intriguing. And Juma is right; the picture is incredible and amazing. I love it. Well done. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
15 days ago

You are welcome, Melissa.

Julie Harris
Julie Harris (@julie-harris)
16 days ago

Very nice story, Melissa. And as Juma said, the picture is unforgettable. Great job.

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