The Angel in the Darkness

I walked amidst bushes and brambles, finding my way through tall dark trees as the moon played hide-and-seek behind the clouds. I struggled as I walked through the pathless heavily wooded terrain. With not a soul in sight and my own voice for company, I asked myself, “What am I doing? Why am I here?” And there I was, toiling through the woods for as long as I could remember. I hoped to get out of the woods, I hoped to feel a human embrace. But it all seemed wishful thinking as I marched on wearily. It was starting to get cold, and with each step my feet started to feel heavier. I trudged slowly and reached an ancient oak tree. As I stood there breathing heavily, I heard two birds chirping to each other. At the blink of an eye, a flood of warm light poured down from up above. I shielded my eyes and peered into the light as I saw the most beautiful being descend down through the light beam. I stood there stunned as I wondered what divine being this was. “An angel, she must be,” I said to myself. She smiled the most beautiful smile at me,  and I noticed her lovely rosy cheeks. The warmth from the light banished my coldness and her mere presence gave me strength. She slowly descended down and her feet gently touched the ground. I stood there astounded without uttering a single word.

“Are you not going to speak to me?” the Divine Angel asked me.

“Yes! Yes!” I said, breaking into a smile in a very long time. “Who are you?”

“Just a fellow traveller,” she said, still smiling.

“Will you come with me?” I asked hoping against hope that she would say yes.

The Divineness smiled. “No,” she said as my smile vanished. “But you come with me.”

I jumped with joy as I beamed ear to ear. “Really? I can come with you?” I asked.

“Yes,” she said smiling even more.

She put out her hand towards me, still standing in the beam of light. I walked forward as my right hand reached towards her’s. Our hands clasped each other and in that very moment I felt joy and warmth rushing within me. Feelings that I had never felt before ran wild and I smiled at her like a lunatic. I felt so much love — love that I hadn’t felt since my childhood. The angel looked like my mother for an instant. “She is my Divine Mother!” I said to myself. It was at this moment that I realized that this is what I had always wanted. I felt at home. All my troubles vanished and I felt stronger a thousand times. “My Divineness!” I said to her as she embraced me. “You are everything I ever wanted!” I mumbled as I rested my head on her shoulders. “Do not ever leave me,” I told her.

“I came for you and I will be with you always,” she said.

And that was all I ever wanted to hear.

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