I'm sure most of you read the news and are already over this, but there are at least a few of us who watch nothing but Noggin and are always late to the party, so bear with me.
At the end of Tim Russert's funeral, they played the Hawaiian acoustic version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (I love this song and know my girl Alissa does too, so quick shout out to her) and 3 minutes later a double rainbow appeared across Washington D.C. and over the National Cathedral.
Catch up on that here:
Now if that doesn't make you believe in SOMETHING, nothing will.
That's pretty freaking incredible. I'd go so far as to say it's a miracle. Hearing about this (shouted across the table at the karaoke bar) gave me goosebumps, and watching the video made the hair on the back of my neck raise. Gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about it.
It also makes my heart beat a little quicker with a happy feeling, gives me hope, and helps re-establish my faith.
All of my faith (and I do apologize for touching on religion and politics on the same day, I do try not to do that to you all, but I'm not trying to convert anyone. There's your disclaimer) is cemented on the fact that I feel like I have had "contact" (for lack of a better word) with people in my life who have passed. Unfortunately, there have been many. A combination of poor genetics and foolish friends dealt me that hand.
I'm not talking about psychic stuff, or even anything I could tell a non-believer as any kind of convincing evidence, but I've had moments, coincidences, dreams and a few overwhelming feelings of just knowing.
My mom and my brother have too and I believe them. The hope and excitement and comfort on their faces when they've relayed these experiences makes it so I can't doubt them, especially having experienced similar feelings.
I don't believe in coincidences really, I do think everything happens for a bigger, more complicated reason. It just can't be a coincidence that these things often happen when they are needed most, or are least expected, and help bring comfort and hope to people who are looking for it.
It's just nice to see some news that reflects that and has so many people stopping, taking notice and appreciating this miraculous "coincidence".