C is for Calling

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter C
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Lesha listens to Team Leader Alera’s rousing speech, but she cannot stop thinking about Paul, the musician she met on the street. Yes, theirs was a sacred calling, and yes she was honored, et cetera. But what about Paul and his music? They’re standing in a dirt-encrusted, mostly-empty alley near Times Square. Street sounds echo on stone walls as people walk and drive by on the road outside.

“We are here to help people,” she says, interrupting what she is sure is a very nice speech. “I know that. But what if they are here to help us as well?” It is an insane thought, almost as insane as leaving her family to be here. Humans helping angels?

“This is a deep secret, Lesha, so hold it close to your heart. We are here to help the humans, true, but not because they are inferior beings in need of our help.”

“No, of course not,” Lesha says hastily. As an angel, she must never have such pride! That would be wrong!

Alera smiles to himself ,as if he knows something she does not. Lesha knows that look from many a teacher, although she has never before seen it on a humanoid face. The face softens the look.

“Lesha, we are here to make friends, friends we may not see as friends for a very long time. That is a good sign for you, if you start to see that.”

“Fine. But then, why am I here, really? Am I here to help them or for them to help me? Why are you looking at me like that? I need to know! How can I do my job, if I don’t know?”

7 thoughts on “C is for Calling

  1. Hari Om
    Hi Anne – sorry missed yesterday’s post in my reader, but I loved how Lesha met Paul and now it seems they are to have a connection – assuming she will go back to him! Am intrigued with where this might go…

    Thanks for the response over at AVbloggy – loved your ‘facets of the same jewel’ analogy! Hope you will find that the C-word expands on your thinking… YAM xx

    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, there are so many blogs, I’m taking some multiple days at a time also. Now I have to run over and see what is there for C though.

  2. I like the concept of interactive helping, and it makes perfect sense. I do think that each person (or angel) has their own destination and choice of pathway to get there, but it’s not really about the destination, is it? Great thought-provoking chapter, Anne.

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