Sunday, December 2, 2012

Angels Among Us

Dominik walked the area, keeping a lookout for souls in turmoil, those vulnerable to spiritual attack. He found a few and offered assistance—nothing dramatic, or even angelic. Just gestures of kindness borne from keen observation and a willingness to act.

I can't tell you how many times I almost deleted that paragraph when I was writing Uprising. It's not essential to the story or character development, so standard operating procedure would deem those words unnecessary, doomed to the delete key. 

I kept those lines because they were important to me, to my development. I tend to forget or overlook the goodness in the world, the kindness in my fellow travelers on this remarkable journey.

see an article  about something horrible or tragic and more often than not, I'll click. I wish I could say the same about reports of decency and selflessness, but I usually pass on such things. Maybe it's because I don't want to live in rose-colored glasses, or perhaps I need a constant stream of perspective so I remember my life is really, really not bad. I should probably balance that with some uplifting news.

I've decided to track down some angels. Not the ones with wings and a halo, but those living among us, quietly and humbly making the world a little better. This article and photo of the New York City police officer who purchased boots for a homeless gentleman has already gone viral - for good reason in my estimation - but I think it's worth repeating.

Larry DePrimo - you've earned the Angels Among Us Wings!

~ Dawn


  1. What an awesome idea and I love that you didn't delete that line. I can't wait to see who else earns their wings. Maybe, you'll start a chain reaction and some will pay it forward,:)

  2. Thanks, Tina :) Paying it forward is always awesome. In times like these, when so many are short on 'pay', it makes these gestures even more remarkable!

  3. Awww how sweet! I LOVE THAT LINE in the book too! Just showed that Dominik had that bit of "humanity" for lack of a better word. I love the wings on the officer in the pic. So well deserved!