The Lessons I Learned From Rainbow Suspenders


For the first time in my life, I have discovered it is possible to wear too many rainbow things.

It started innocently enough. I found a rainbow handkerchief and decided to turn it into a pocket handkerchief. I had fun folding it creatively, and stuck it in my front pocket. It meshed nicely with the understated rainbow pendant I’ve been wearing lately.

I should have stopped there, but then came the thought that would doom my outfit to hilarity. It was such an innocent thought.

There’s no such thing as too many rainbows, right?

I added the rainbow belt next, followed by the rainbow suspenders I had received as a gift a while back. As I pondered whether to add a rainbow tie to the mix, I looked in the mirror.

I didn’t stop laughing for five minutes.

That glance in the mirror was an abrupt reminder of one of the most important lessons I’d apparently failed to learn. Everything is better in moderation.