My friend told me about what happens when you reach a rainbow. I'm not sure if you know so hopefully you can keep a secret. I'm on my way to one right now!
So, apparently when you walk beyond the rainbow, witches become beautiful princesses and frogs become handsome princes. And apparently, the poor and dirty become rich and dapper!
Oh, I can't wait to get there...
At this point you may be thinking, 'why does he want to go there? Is there something he needs changed?' Well the answer is, quite simply, yes!
I don't want to be handsome; I'm ok with my looks. I don't need riches, although can't we all do with some extra pocket money? To be totally honest, I just want the rainbow to work its magic and make me happy!
I cannot explain why people see me as normal. When I see other kids laugh and play, a cloud swamps over me and makes me feel glum. When I walk into an ice creamery, I don't light up with joy, I see dull colours and quiver with concern of a chill.
It was there I heard of what rainbows can do for anyone and everyone. It sounded so amazing that I couldn't bear missing out on this one minute longer.
There it is, just on the horizon, vibrant with hope. I am slowly edging closer. I wonder if the jolly leprechaun is waiting for me. Will he turn me happy?
A rush of violet hits me and brings a smile to my face. I'm here! Through the shower of colours I pass, perhaps this is actually working! But I can't be sure. Several seconds of magic and then I realise the rainbow is behind me. Am I happy now?
I don't feel any different. There is a small pond to my right; maybe that's where the happiness is kept? I crawl on all fours toward the clear water. It is cold to touch as I reach in, in anticipation. Although wet, I don't feel any happiness cover me.
This is useless. Maybe I'm not supposed to be happy. It is now when it dawns over me. I peer into the body of clear reflective fluid. I see a boy. I see a boy with a smile. Tingles engulf my entire body.
You know what? I am ok. I may not always be perfect but I am ok; just the way I am. I don't think I needed to come here to find happiness. I think it was inside me the whole time!
The thing with rainbows is, they are only found in really gloomy places yet they always beam with colour and hope. The rainbow always looks vibrant, happy; despite only ever hanging around darkness and sullen.
Rest easy Kai-Fella.