Angels and Answers

I was expecting a cardinal.
Or was it a bluebird?
Or I don’t know …
a lowly sparrow
or a chickadee dee dee
or maybe a big honkin goose
but something
something feathered?

I’ve had this unease
this queasy unsettled feeling
with a side of dread
and seeking reassurance
I’ve appealed
to the universe
to outside
to quell inside

I was hoping for an angel
while expecting a cardinal
while hoping for anything.

The universe in inherently
ironic [don’t you think?!]
With a heightened hope
I looked around expectantly
thinking I would see an answer
an angel
or at least something feathered

when I opened my email and saw
“it’s all about the angel.”
Aha, I thought, there it is!

I read the entire email on
on high alert to the what nugget,
what message was for me,
what words would quell my unease
but I wasn’t finding them.

“You gotta stand tall,” it read and
“You gotta stand out” because
“It’s all about the angel.”

And then I reread. ANGLE.
All about the angle.

No birds or angels or feathers.
Should I be disappointed at
a message telling me to stand tall
and stand out?

So often the answer we hear
is not the one we wanted or
the way we wanted because let’s face it
I was looking for feathers
but I wouldn’t have liked the
irony of a goose either
even if the goose told me that
it is all ALL a matter of perspective
and angles.

Patt Timlin is a marketing expert set on sharing her expertise with other online marketers to help them achieve the dream of working online. She is secretly pleased with the surge in content marketing as revenge of the English majors! Entrepreneur, blogger, guide, helper – Patt loves the online world and loves to share it!

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