Wednesday, 4 December 2013
I truly believe in angels! Not only those with white wings and unsurpassed beauty descending from skies untouched even by our imagination.
I believe in those angels that get to our ears with words that seem to come out of their mouths especially for us. We are at the right place, at the right moment to hear those words, to feel a gesture that have a tremendous healing power. Those angels are unaware of how their fugitive passing causes such a huge impact on our existence.
I believe in those angels that we come across on the crowded streets of our lives when we least expect it.
We all travel those roads submersed in darkness, and pain, and anger. We stop believing in light, we stop believing there is a way out, we stop believing in goodness and beauty. I've been on those roads many times for many reasons in my life. I always made dark promises to myself of the type "never again will I trust", "never again will I take decisions listening to my heart only", "never again". And then I started building solid walls around myself that would keep the intruders away, and I was proud of how unbreachable they were.
Do you know what it took to bring them down? No, not incessant tries of controlling my thoughts and seeing the good in everything, not even the good deeds of the people around, but a silent smile and a stretched hand of a complete stranger.
These "strangers" appear out of nowhere with a light surrounding them that would normally turn us blind, but which, instead, has something soothing and welcoming inside it. And we forget about the walls, which become as thin as air, and we go through them curious to see how that light feels on our skin, what that smile means, and how a hand that holds ours can heal.
I met a few of these strangers, and they all furthered my knowing, raised my soul to a different level of understanding, and most of all, they all taught me the importance of unconditional love. Out of that love, they get the strength to smile and stretch hands to a soul immersed in darkness because they see the light in him, a light that he himself forgot owning.
Little by little, we learn to see those angels, to perceive them out of a million persons, to feel their light from thousands of kilometres, and the smile fails to leave us because we know they are there, ready to stretch their hand and to share their light in case we need them.
We're never alone! That’s what life keeps reminding me. And I welcome the next angel ready to share with me secrets that only his light managed to capture.
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