Excerpt from Renzo’s Rainbow


“Is that why, one look at a rainbow and we suddenly smile? Grandpa, is that its magic, making us grin so wide?”

Chuckling, Grandpa Choy replied, “You could say that, yes. It does make us feel light on our feet. It gives us hope, courage, and strength — that things will go well, however bleak.”

“Really, Grandpa? Then I wish every day, a rainbow comes our way and make all our smiles stay.”

Grandpa Choy looked up at the rainbow, and to his grandson spoke with wisdom, “My child, I think rainbows are always present. It’s just that, sometimes, our eyes miss it.”

“But, Grandpa, how could that be? Most days it’s nowhere to be seen. Could it just be hiding? In the clouds, in the trees?”

“Maybe,” answered Grandpa Choy. “Or it can be just anywhere, where people think it can’t be found. Sometimes we have to look hard enough, even when searching can be tough.”


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