I do believe, I do believe…

22 May

One night last week I was taking Frankie for his last walk of the night down by the middle school. Now most nights this a pretty uneventful affair.

It’s kind of dark and I wear a dorky headlamp so when I cross the crosswalk cars can see me and I can pick up after Frankie if you know what I mean.

On this particular evening as we were heading back a car drove up to the school, turned around and stopped with it’s headlights behind us.

I turned around once but couldn’t really see anything so I urged Frankie to step up the pace back to the house. I was a bit unnerved… and you just never know.

I looked up at the fence that separates the school grounds and some construction work on the other side and noticed another person and their dog walking the same way we were… in dark silhouette.

It gave me a bit of a start since I hadn’t known there was anyone else there. But there was something in the confident way they moved that made me feel better.

It took a couple of seconds but then I realized it was our shadow against the fence. I took a big breath of relief and my heart stopped racing so fast.

And then a thought occurred to me and I stopped for a moment to let it percolate. Had I just glimpsed our Guardians? I’ve always known there was someone or something watching out for me and mine.

But there’s always been a hint of doubt. I mean how can you believe in something you’ve never seen? God, I have no trouble believing in. How can you not when you look around at the mystery and beauty that surrounds us? But personal Guardians…Angels?

In that moment of looking, really noticing the shadow, something in me shifted. And I wondered if it wasn’t just a matter of perspective–the place between light and dark–all the places where opposites meet and merge.

That may be where all of the beings of legend, myth and religion–where the impossible ones exist. I don’t know for sure. But I do know, I’m no longer afraid of shadows… and I do believe in angels!

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Between fire and fuel

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Between seeing and hiding

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Between wild and caged

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Between sun and rain

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3 Responses to “I do believe, I do believe…”

  1. Elizabeth May 23, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    As always, you have a way with words. Love you.

  2. Imagination Station May 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    I do enjoy your postings! Just thought I would say hi! Don’t you ever want to know why people follow your blog writings? 🙂 I think they have to feel a connection…. You love God, I love God. You write about your dear poochie and I enjoy having my dear poochie… and yes, you have a way with words! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing!
    Carole in PA

    • weezmccarty May 24, 2012 at 12:32 am #

      Oh Carole in Pa,

      You have no idea how much your comment has meant to me today. It has been a very long day with a very long commute. But it was a good day because what I did made a difference in some individual lives, but it was still a long day. So thank you for the connection between strangers… perhaps friends through the ether.

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