Day 2404: Angels

Yesterday, I noticed angels — first in my therapy group and then at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.  Do you see the angels in these photos?





















Michael is an angel to serve us the best tuna noodle casserole ever and my son Aaron is an angel to help me create the  poster for my Edinburgh Fringe show.

Also, my angel of a nurse, Melanie Marshall (who appears in this post with several other angels) …


… has left Tufts Medical Center, which I found out yesterday at my device check appointment. In case my reading angels want to know whether there was any other disappointment at that appointment, I also found out that my implantable cardiac device has about four more years of life.

Here are some quotes about angels:

You don’t have to be an angel, just be someone who can give.  — Patti LaBelle
In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.  — George Bernard Shaw

Monsters will always exist. There’s one inside each of us. But an angel lives there, too. There is no more important agenda than figuring out how to slay one and nurture the other.  — Jacqueline Novogratz

I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.  — Agnes Macphail

A good teacher who can take the zero pay and help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially, is literally an angel.  — Eva Amurri

Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can’t expect an angel to look out.           —   B. C. Forbes
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.  — Michelangelo

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face.  — Lydia M. Child
When we are touched by something it’s as if we’re being brushed by an angel’s wings.  — Rita Dove

I also noticed this yesterday, regarding  a singer-songwriter with an angelic voice:


I am grateful for all the angels in my life, including YOU!


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16 thoughts on “Day 2404: Angels

  1. May your angels be always sweet and successful, Ann.

  2. I really like the angels art panel

  3. Is the surgery to replace your implantable device a major one? I hope it is not too scary.

    • You’re an angel, Maureen. It’s not major surgery, but I wish these devices lasted longer these days. I know they can — I had one device that lasted 20 years!

  4. Socrates had his daemon who told him the right thing to do and Baudelaire said he had one who told him the wrong thing to do. Ultimately I think we’re all each other’s angels—we can and should take care of each other.

  5. This post has wings!

  6. We do all have a choice about, how to behave Ann and you follow your angel 🙂

  7. I smiled throughout this post, Ann. Is 4 years about what you’d have expected on your device? I know you’re diligent with your appointments and I do believe these medical professionals are angels. My daughter is a nurse, and i know how much she cares for all of her patients.

    I also smiled at James Taylor. The first “grown up” concert I ever attended was James Taylor and Carole King in 1971. I remember how “smitten” I was with him. 🙂

    • You’re an angel, Debra, with your beautiful caring and smiles, so I’m not surprised that you have an angel of a daughter. Four years is good enough for my device, I suppose, although I would have hoped for longer. Some of my medical angels have been disappearing because of retirement, but plenty are still around.

  8. Pingback: Day 2442: Everybody’s somebody’s _______ | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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