They looked for glistening silver wings. They looked for radiance. They listened for voices so beautiful their throats would clench.
They overlooked their frowning neighbor who volunteered in the homeless shelter on the weekends.
They looked for the guardians that would give them their heart’s desire. They looked for signs that their lives were charmed. They listened for a wisdom greater than their own.
They overlooked the kind and gentle support they offered to the tantrumming child that gave his mother a few moments to compose.
They looked for majestic and brilliant beings and overlooked angels in their midst.
This morning thinking of what life would be like if we all explored the angelic within ourselves and others.