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  • I had just arrived at work. I was high from yoga. Every customer was delightful. And then I looked out the window of the co-op shopfront and saw a glorious rainbow stretching over Enmore Road.

    I excused myself from the shop and ran out onto the footpath. I threw my head back to gaze up at the bands of colour. It stretched over the Enmore Theatre towards Sydney Park and the airport on one side. On the other side it reached over Newtown's famously queer King Street towards the city.
    'Look at that rainbow!' I yelled to everyone on the street. Some glanced upwards to confirm what I was exclaiming about. Most just continued going about their business.

    I ran inside to get my phone to take a picture but when I stepped outside it had faded to half a rainbow, not the mighty rainbow over the inner west it had been a few seconds ago.
    'Nooo!' I cried. The man from the framing business next door gave me a look.

    I took a photo anyway – a gay ray of hope in the grey city.
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