I drive by the beach to be consoled by mother nature
to see her beauty
and to feel her rhythm of life
I am sad to see lights litter the landscape
flashing an emergency
for a soul
who thought he could become one with the waves
the currents were strong
and they ripped him out to sea
it was swift
and it was clean
not too much to think about
from wence he came he returned
and the boats searched till darkness
Morning arises and he has not been found
I pray for his soul
I pray for those he left behind
I pray he understands heaven
In a moment – any moment
there are choices to be made
we live in a life with free will
I’m just not sure that we all understand the significance of tiny moments
seemingly innocuous decisions that can alter a life –
end a life
As I walk on in my journey here
I pray to be aware of all moments
to be present in my life and to notice the really important times.
I walked up to the beach to take photos of the rough surf that claimed this man’s life to include in this post. I did have a little fear because his body had not yet been found. The beach was deserted, except for a woman walking with her toddler who asked me to take their photo.
When I got home and looked at the photos, I noticed little lights in the surf in one of the pictures. I zoomed in and there were so many.
I couldn’t imagine what they were…specks on the camera lens…? The sun was not out so I didn’t think it was a reflection of the sun. So I zoomed in again on what appeared to be the largest one….
And I saw an angel!!! I am so utterly full of joy!
I was afraid to go to the beach for fear that I might see the poor man’s body, but I went and I got to see his soul. I believe this is a miracle. And it once again shows me that I should not live in fear…love is where I want to come from.
Angels in the surf
come to take him home
tell him he is safe
he is loved
25 thoughts on “Angels in the Surf”
What a beautiful angel!! 🙂 I am so happy they came to embrace that man, and to let you know that you did not need to worry! 🙂 The angels are always there, taking care of us 🙂 I am so thrilled that you got to see one 🙂
Oh thank you Line! (I am pronouncing your name correctly as I write it!!! I think!!…We have a pond out of our back door…it’s actually the picture in my 2nd Haiku…and fish jump out of it all the time. We have named them all…”Leaping Leena” so whenever a fish jumps we yell “Leena” so our pronunciation of the second syllable may be a little off…?
This is not what I was going to post today…but we saw all of the emergency vehicles and search and recovery teams in the ocean last night on our way home and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The poem came out…as many do…and then I knew I wanted to get a photo of the rough ocean. It really was a miracle for me…the photo has so many little lights in it…I hope it translates well on the computer. I can’t imagine what else they could have been. Doesn’t really matter I suppose, as long as I know what it was for me…
Thanks for your light in this world!! Blessitude 🙂
Thanks Erica…angels in the surf was my miracle today! 🙂
He shows Himself when we are ready to see Him. You obviously were ready today. What a blessing, Lorrie! <3
Hi Susan!! I know…It is so beautiful. It also make my fear of death a little softened! Thank you 🙂
It is beautiful!
Thank you dear soul…I’m still so full of grace! 🙂
When your heart listens your soul sees. And you described it perfectly here today♡
That’s so beautiful Di! Thank you. Hope you are full of light! Many blessings to you!
Ok, you succeeded in giving me the goosebumps….thank you very much for sharing. There are so many miracles around us daily that we either don’t recognize and/or share..you did both..thank you!
Oh Kirt…I know what you mean. Thanks so much for adding to the post (and for reading in the first place!) I do realize a life was lost and I have so much respect for that…but I really believe angels brought him home and that gives me comfort. It was a very miraculous experience for me! 🙂
A small step in a good direction –
You are king of the sea,
Till you fall,
Beat up to the shore.
You are bruised,
But you smile,
For a taste of adventure,
You want more.
Wow! Yes…If things had gone the other way! Thanks for adding a new dimension Mihran!
Lorrie, I am speechless!!
This stopped my breath. Your handling of that moment of awareness of the lights was awe-inspiring. Your way with words is simply amazing “a soul who thought he could become one with the waves.”
Hi Kimberly. ..Thank you 🙂 I really appreciate the kind words. It was a very amazing experience that I am so grateful for. As of this morning, they still had not found him 🙁 I pray for his family. Blessing De 🙂
Oh…Thank you. The little lights dancing in the surf truly gave comfort to my soul. Thank you so much for looking through the older posts 🙂 Much love to you! <3
The title catch my eye, Lorrie. I am a fan of angels.
We have much in common then…because I am also a huge fan of Angels 🙂
I believe they exist. Moreover, they’re among us…I have a hunch: you’re one of them too. = ) have a blessed weekend, Lorrie!
You are so sweet!! Thank you for the highest of compliments…I wish I could say, yes I am…but how about I say I am an Angel in training!! I believe that! Much love to you…have a blessed weekend! 🙂
ditto = ) xoxo