“This pillow is saying something about guardian angels but what I don’t know,” I said to the shop assistant. “I’m sorry, I don’t speak English,” was her response. My luck…to be in a shop in Spain with someone who doesn’t speak English and my bad that I am unable to communicate in Spanish.
I happened upon the shop while walking with my dear friend Willem in one of the most elegant and comforting towns in Spain,Toledo. As we made our way up the narrow cobblestone street, I was compelled to stop alongside a beautiful shop, turning full on to view the window display. The storefront was laden with beautiful knitted and embroidered children’s clothes and pillows. Turning to Willem, “If you don’t mind, I’m going in.”
Entering the warmly lit shop, I immersed myself with the beautifully crafted merchandise. Truly, each item was exquisitely made. “I wished I had friends with babies,” I thought, picking up the blue and white pillow which had beckoned to me, turning it over and over in my hands. Something was enticing about the composition. There was also a pink version. “Which to get?”
Back in New York City I tossed the package in a corner while unpacking my travel bag. Opening the bag a few days later I thought, “Okay…so now what?” Then carefully placed the pillow in my closet.
Weeks later whilst in the throes of a conversation with one of my favorite people in the world, Lisa Ann Smith, she mentioned, “there are lots of changes going on and I have some pretty exciting news.” “Oh, you’re having a baby,” I replied.
“Wait! How did you know?”
“Well-while I was in…..”
“Hold on a second, hold on, I’m going to put you on speaker phone and get Mike because I know this is going to be good,” she said. I recounted the pillow story. Well, don’t you want to know the gender she asked “Oh, I already know. It’s a boy!”
She was taken aback and so was I. In retrospect, this seemingly non significant interest in a specialty shop reminded me how deeply connected we innately are, even when we feel unconnected, alone and maybe out of rhythm with life. An event such as this, jog us back to reality. Yes, we are guided daily to make choices, some which turn out to be “spot on” kinda like magic. Paying attention, recognizing mysterious movements, before or after: requesting of our guides; “Guardian Angel don’t leave me alone at night or day.”
I’m kinda of curious to see if you can recall an event which made you sit up and take notice. An occurrence with the supernatural forces which surrounds us. If you’re game, I would love to hear your experience, please share with us. It would be fun to compile these incidents and post for others to remember that there is much more to us than meets the eyes and we have a guide which dwells within.
Pillow:Bordados Velasco Alfonso XEL Sabio, 4 Telef: 925-224-866 TOLEDO-Photo: Cecille