My meditation over, I opened my eyes in the early morning darkness. Beside me, my dogs roused themselves from sleep. Looking out the window into the night sky I saw what appeared to be a double rainbow.

It’s not possible, we think, for such a thing to exist. There are no rainbows in the dark. We experience many things in life that we tell ourselves can’t be.

Yet, they are.

There are predawn rainbows caused by an unusual refraction of lights playing off buildings and clouds. Sometimes we experience an unfamiliar sound, an unexpected breeze.