Is it too soon? I don’t know the appropriate time to wait between blog posts. A week? A few days? EVERY day?! I’m sure there’s some protocol out there that I’m unaware of, so this is the part where I wing it and hope i don’t upset the delicate balance between eager anticipation and exasperated impatience when it comes to new posts…
Actually, I would have probably waited a little bit longer to write again but the whole reason i made this blog was because i was procrastinating doing laundry the other night. Update: i STILL haven’t done the laundry. It’s getting urgent… I have no socks left and I’m down to the uncomfortable “emergency” underwear that fit weird and are only are worn in times of desperation. So, what is the obvious solution to my laundry issues (other than buying more underwear and socks)? The solution is to procrastinate further with even more blogging!
This is definitely the right choice… laundry can wait.
Today I want to talk about one of the characters that started it all: Rainbow Cow. He has been featured in many scenes over the years, sometimes as a background character but most often in a leading role. He also has a part in a book starring one of his friends Captain Pelican (more about him another time). Rainbow Cow is a natural born performer, full of charisma and charm and he commands attention wherever he goes. But at the same time, he is completely naive about the world around him and doesn’t seem to recognize that he is rainbow colored and therefore one of a kind. His unawareness of this is what makes him so special because he never acts elite or better than anyone else… he’s just a happy little rainbow colored cow that doesn’t know any better.
I wasn’t sure I really wanted to introduce Rainbow Cow yet though, because he is still a bit of a mystery even to me. How did he become rainbow colored? Where did he come from? Are there more rainbow cows out there somewhere? I have a lot of unanswered questions about him, and the thing is, I’m not sure they will ever be answered. It’s been almost 6 years and I’m no closer to knowing than i was on the day I met him.
I don’t want to dwell on the unknown though, so I’ll tell you what I like best about Rainbow Cow: He makes me happy. He makes people happy. He has an enchanting curiosity about the world that is contagious and makes you want to know things and know people and be a part of things and enjoy every single moment. It’s his innocent optimism that makes you believe everything is ok in a world where people can be mean and unfriendly and hurtful to others. Rainbow Cow is the exclamation mark in my life, the “happy goggles” i have been accused of seeing the world through, and an embodiment of all that is good and wonderful.
“Isn’t everything just the best?!” – Rainbow Cow