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Thursday, 2 October 2008

Guardian Angels

Fourteen degrees at 10am. Overcast and humid. Could be rain on the way.

B is going through a phase. An angel phase. Every person, every statue, every picture of a woman in a flowing frock is an angel :

"Look, look, Mama. A aaaayngel." Smiles angelically, curls lit from behind like a halo, little finger outstretched.

The white marble Madonna that stands outside the scuola materna...

"Look, look, Mama. A aaaayngel."

The nameless model in a Dior ad...

"Look, look, Mama. A aaaayngel."

The bride of a couple of weeks ago...


"Look, look, Mama. A aaaayngel."

Renee Zellwiger on Primrose Hill in a dirndle doing a takeoff of The Sound of Music at the start of Bridget Jones No. 2...

"Look, look, Mama. A angel, a angel, a angel!"

(Although with that one I think my little angel might be developing a very English sense of irony.)

Today I'm expecting many more sightings, because today is SS. Angeli Custodi, the day devoted to the angels who are kept busy by children old and young, guarding and guiding them along life's narrow path. And I for one am going to be saying a big thank-you. Because even in such very short lives, there have been several heart-stopping moments - a car speeding towards an oblivious AJ, B out of reach with her feet dangling out of the first-floor kitchen window - when I swear I heard the beating of wings.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Louise,
How lovely that Bea has her own little world with the angels, great writing again. Don't forget the book you need to write !!!

Anonymous said...

A nun I knew, used to say that without guardian angels no child would reach the age of 6. Now that I have children I belive it too.

Vanessa said...

“Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly”...Anon.

English Bulldogs For Sale said...

well first time i heard about angel phase

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Guardian Angels

Fourteen degrees at 10am. Overcast and humid. Could be rain on the way.

B is going through a phase. An angel phase. Every person, every statue, every picture of a woman in a flowing frock is an angel :

"Look, look, Mama. A aaaayngel." Smiles angelically, curls lit from behind like a halo, little finger outstretched.

The white marble Madonna that stands outside the scuola materna...

"Look, look, Mama. A aaaayngel."

The nameless model in a Dior ad...

"Look, look, Mama. A aaaayngel."

The bride of a couple of weeks ago...


"Look, look, Mama. A aaaayngel."

Renee Zellwiger on Primrose Hill in a dirndle doing a takeoff of The Sound of Music at the start of Bridget Jones No. 2...

"Look, look, Mama. A angel, a angel, a angel!"

(Although with that one I think my little angel might be developing a very English sense of irony.)

Today I'm expecting many more sightings, because today is SS. Angeli Custodi, the day devoted to the angels who are kept busy by children old and young, guarding and guiding them along life's narrow path. And I for one am going to be saying a big thank-you. Because even in such very short lives, there have been several heart-stopping moments - a car speeding towards an oblivious AJ, B out of reach with her feet dangling out of the first-floor kitchen window - when I swear I heard the beating of wings.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Louise,
How lovely that Bea has her own little world with the angels, great writing again. Don't forget the book you need to write !!!

Anonymous said...

A nun I knew, used to say that without guardian angels no child would reach the age of 6. Now that I have children I belive it too.

Vanessa said...

“Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly”...Anon.

English Bulldogs For Sale said...

well first time i heard about angel phase