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Here I am with the little moleskine, el pocito, as Etienne calls it, above six months of eraser chaff, at the end of the double rainbow. It is with childlike mental silliness that our artiste friend acquired and arranged these tugboats and ancient lizards. Imagine him in a store approaching the counter with a handful of colorful rubber playthings. No, no. Picture him earlier still, at the big jugs of these colorful rubber items, trying to decide on rainbows of tugboats, or trucks; mixed suaropods or just one kind; insects or bears. His brain nearly exploded from pleasure and the difficulty of the decision. He filled his hands repeatedly, one way and then another, seeking the right set of creatures. Fortunately his daughter was with him to provide a calming effect, or Etienne might have bought the jugs entire. We know how he is about color.
But, eccentricity aside, there is symbolism to be found in these arrangements. The rainbow is how so many see the issue of equality for love and marriage among the genders. Etienne thinks of this double rainbow, running both ways, as representing every direction of love between men and women. He feels it is synchronicity that the crossed rainbows meet at (voila) green, the current color of sustainability and symbol for touching the planet with gentility.
Oui, this is no coincidence. The way forward is revealed in the rainbows.