It was sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows everywhere you looked as Edmonton’s Pride Festival kicked off this morning with a vibrant parade of more than sixty entries and thousands of enthusiastic participants on both sides of the Whyte Avenue curb.
Having shown each other and the rest of Canada that we’re far less conservative (and Conservative) than everyone thought we were, we danced and clapped and cheered on diversity. We may have been a little slow to discover our connection to rainbows, but now that we have, we won’t be letting go of it anytime soon.
Why are there so many songs about rainbows
Rainbows are visions
But only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we’ve been told
And some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see
Some day we’ll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me
Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what it’s done so far