Rainbow bomb — The name came from high-altitudes nuclear explosions (HANEs) tests code-named Starfish Prime which could sent a strong, disruptive electonmagnetic pulse (EMP) sweeping through the vast region below the blast, so devastate communications, electronics and all sorts of systems, and create aurora-like scene in the sky. Thus, it was called "rainbow bomb".
Note: I do NOT support any nuclear tests nor any nuclear weapons.
Yesterday (July 21), a cloudy day, light rain in some areas throughtout California. This type of weather is unusual as many of my readers should have known. As I finished backing-up some data and then wrote "rainbow bomb" on a CD, a young boy, who was my neighbor, outside of my window suddenly shouted, "Rainbow! Rainbow!" I pauses and turned to look out from my window — a rainbow in the distant sky. "Hmm, I hadn’t seen a rainbow for many years," I said to myself. It was beautiful, but slowly a distant memory began to upwell:
It was many, many years ago, when I was still in high school and still lived in Taiwan. After a summer, afternoon thunderstorm, a rainbow was forming in front of my eyes. It was about 100-150 meters/yards away from where I was standing. A few minutes later, another rainbow was forming underneath the first rainbow with a reversed color sequence. I quietly stood there and watched in amazement. After a while, the first rainbow slowly faded away in the cloudy sky, and then the second too began to fade from the one end in the sky to the other end that was touching down to railroad track, as if the rainbow was retreating into the ground. Again I recalled one other unique “rainbow” experience as I was searching in my memory one experience that could be compared to the double-ranbow experience.
It was some years ago, when I was a student in community college in Sac, CA, USA. One night, I was taking trash out. When I stepped outside of the house, I found myself merged in a such bright moonlight, which lighted up both night sky and all my surrounding. This was rare enough. As I was walking to the trash can outside the house, I looked up, and I felt my jaw literally dropped. "Oh, it is so beautiful," I cried in my heart because I saw a rainbow encircled the moon — a “rainbow” in a completed circle. It was so beautiful beyond description. With no word to say, I stood there alone, watched and watched in silence. Overwhelmed by what I saw and the feeling of loneliness, I recalled someone once said, “Sharing secrets is nice, but what I really want is someone to share my life with …” That is what I wished, having someone to share the moment, to share the experience, and to share my life.
PS: The photo below is similar to what I saw.
A bomb of rainbows went off and burst inside of my mind, it appeared, stirring up memories of colors, memories of awe and astonishment.