Sunday, October 8, 2017

My favorite things 41

My mother gave me a crystal ball -- not for fortune-telling, but to hang in my kitchen window.  It's about the size of a golf ball.  When the sun is at the right angle, and if I have wiped the ball clean of grease and dust, and put a little spin on it, brilliant little rainbows dance throughout the room.

It varies with the season, of course, but this week rainbow time starts about 8:30 a.m. and lasts maybe 20 minutes, 20 minutes of pure magic.


  1. So simple and yet utterly delightful. I must look for something like this.

  2. I get the same magic lights when the sun hits the edge of my betta tank and the band of colors is projected on the wall. It always reminds me of the scene in Pollyanna when she strings prisms around the room of a crotchety, bedridden woman. It worked and made her smile, too.