It was interesting to hear both mother and son talk about where the title came from, I mean besides the William Wordsworth poem. But I believe, and correct me Diane Rehm, if I'm wrong, but I believe that Gloria Vanderbilt used the phrase in a letter to Anderson Cooper and it stuck in his mind. To Gloria Vanderbilt the phrase, the rainbow comes and goes, means that the next rainbow is just around the corner, only just beyond our line of sight, but it is coming. To Anderson Cooper the phrase meant that there are bad times coming, you may have a rainbow now, you may be enjoying life now, but wait, just wait, the darkness will come, just you wait.
Now I have my own thoughts on the poem by Wordsworth. And this could totally be the frame of mood, or the season of my mind, that I am in.....but I feel profound sadness. The rainbow, with its comings and its goings, is always going to disappear. Yes, it may return, but only for a brief moment. For with every "coming" there is, and definitely will be, a "going." I'll read the book, because, again, Anderson Cooper can do no wrong (plus I need another audiobook for my commute), but I want to see how the title translates into the story that this mother and son team have created.
What does "The Rainbow Comes and Goes" mean to you? Comment below if you'd care to share.