The Rainbow Connection

I’m always fascinated by the searches that lead someone to the Archives.

Thanks to WordPress Site Stats, I can review the subjects that drive browsers to this site, seeing which topics bring the most views.  Over the course of the last few months, there are three searches that stand out as the most popular, though they seem vastly unrelated.

The topics being:  our solar system, Kermit the Frog and Patron.  Yep.  These searches consistently bring the most readers to the Archives.  Knowing how I wove these subjects into the content, I gotta wonder if the seekers really discover what they’re looking for when they find the related post.

Hopefully they’re entertained by the story of playing guitar on the beach at night, learning how the fret board corresponds to every planet.  Or the conveyance of a parental moment observing my seven year old’s leggy growth spurt, noticing it mirrored the body of Kermit the Frog.  And of course, my toast to tequila in all of its organic virtues.  The medicinal power that can soften inner edges on Life’s sidelines, in a well-earned time-out.

With nearly nine months of daily posts, I see that the most frequently searched topics include the cosmos, a mind-altering substance and a singing amphibian with a heart of gold.  Can these seeming disparates reveal greater insight into human nature and what we seek?

Maybe there’s an essential link that commonly threads through each of these topics.  Kermit’s sweet and earnest, ever-curious nature.  An earthling’s need to understand its place in the universe.  A evolutionary desire to open to altered states of perception.

Maybe there is that Rainbow Connection between these random keyword searches.  I’m right there with those cyber-seekers.  However they find me, I hope they enjoy what they discover.  Those lovers, dreamers…and me.

The Rainbow Connection

Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
and someone believed it,
and look what it’s done so far.
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell,
we know that it’s probably magic….

Have you been half asleep
and have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
It’s something that I’m supposed to be.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me.
La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa

Written by Paul Williams and used by Kermit the Frog, of The Muppets, Jim Henson Productions

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