Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Footsteps in the snow...


Who knows where they came from... I didn't make them. Maybe my father.. but no, he's been inside for a while now. I examine the footprints... Couldn't be my sisters or brothers: the prints were too large. Perhaps it was my mother. But she dosn't have shoes of that type. I search the streets, looking for a face. But the night is quiet, and no one stirs. The snow still falls softly around me. I wonder who it could be. I walk back inside and make myself a cup of tea. As I wait for the kettle to whistle, I continue to ponder the footsteps. What if it was an angel?

7 comments:

Nathaniel M said...

Very interesting post! I would have followed the foot steps for a little ways... But that's just me.

I'm not sure if angels wear shoes, though. I seem to recall them being barefooted or with sandals - which would have a flat sole. I could of course recall incorrectly, though :)

Lydia said...

ah, yes, but what about the verse that goes "you may be entertaining angels unawares".... if i've been entertaining angels, they sure had shoes on.

Nathaniel M said...

I'm not sure why an angel would simply make tracks in the snow, though.

Lydia said...

well, this post is not necessarily for arguing over. it was more of a muse.... but to answer you: no one knows the will of God, so one cannot clearly make that judgement as to why an angel was there...

this was more of just a thought process.. that ended abruptly.

Nathaniel M said...

I realize that; I did not mean to be argumentative but simply contemplative.

Yes, only God knows what His will is. Whatever He does is perfect; we are imperfect; we do not understand His ways.

Andrew said...

Interesting... I think that angels appear in many different forms. I know several people who see angels occasionally, and apparently they sometimes look like people and sometimes like angels. I hear they're between 8 and 12 feet tall... so it's possible that those were the footsteps of an angel. Great photography, by the way.
-Andrew

Lydia said...

lol.. andrew.. those are big enough footprints to be for an 8-12ft person i suppose.

thanks! it's the view from my window.