The angels among us

There are angels among us, but sometimes we don’t see them.

We rush past them in the streets, too preoccupied with our own lives.

Let’s meet a couple of them…

This man works hard – playing music for busy commuters on a daily basis –

And if children put a coin in his hat, then he serenades them with music and laughter.

You never leave him without a smile on your face.

A while back, another busker was sitting outside in the cold, playing his violin.

A group of children gathered round him, clapping, cheering and singing,

Their faces transformed by joy.

A lot of people saw just a homeless guy and a group of kids with Down’s Syndrome,

But I  knew that they were the angels among us.

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91 thoughts on “The angels among us

  1. WOW! Brought tears to my eyes! It has reminded me of the men playing beautiful music in the subways of Madrid…to me they were a blessing. As you, I have always thought they are very special people indeed!!

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  2. Angels…such a blessing when one comes across one. The trick is to pay attention. Lovely thoughts and captures. (And a very Happy new year to you !!)

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  3. Yes, you warmed my heart today as well, Fiona. There are indeed angels among us! It’s just sad that they aren’t recognized and appreciated by more of us. Thank you for a beautiful start to my day!

    Sylvia

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  4. Lovely post, Ladi Fi! Where Is the bead angel from? It looks like it was inspired on some South African dolls. Wish you all the best in 2012.

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  5. There do indeed seem to be angels among us. I don’t see street musicians very often, but I’ve occasionally been transfixed by the beauty of their music (but more often they’re not very good).

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  6. Beautiful shots and beautiful sentiments; it takes a sensitive and kind soul to notice this.;)
    Happy New Year, may 2012 be a prosperous one for you and yours.;)
    xoxo

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  7. A refreshing and timely reminder Fi, at the beginning of another year, when it is so very easy to become caught up in the busy pace of life, to slow down and observe and appreciate the non-material things. Thank you for your inspiring posts.

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  8. I definitely believe in angels, definitely.

    I love the word buskers. I never heard the term until I visited Great Britain long ago. The “No Buskers” signs in my mind were an invitation.

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  9. It takes special people to see the angels, most are too concerned with themselves.
    I never pass a musician, small or old, good or bad without dropping a coin or two.
    Sometimes just for encouragement

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  10. Beautiful post ~ loved it! I love the musicians who play in the subway or in any public place they occupy 🙂 Alabama has a song called “Angels Among Us”. If you’re not familiar with it, I highly recommend you give it a listen 🙂

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  11. I am not sure which image is more vivid: your photos or the one you created of the street musician and the dancing kids. Beautiful LadyFi–way to start my new year off right.

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  12. Amen sister. I totally agree…we have angels all ’round us…all we have to do is pause long enough to recognize ’em.

    Wonderful pictures sweetie!

    God bless and have a beautiful New Year friend! :o)

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  13. A very touching post!

    Happy New Year! May 2012 bring forth peace and happiness to everyone, and the entire world!

    Your photos are always amazing!

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  14. Yes, angels do walk (and play) among us; sadly, we have lost the gift of seeing them. Thank you for reminding us to pay attention, and for your striking photographs.

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  15. I love the last image, of the lake – the subtle colours and the blending of colours!
    And the hot air balloon with the bird flying past – that is great!!!

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  16. Yes, let’s take a little time to spot the angels around us!
    Thanks for sharing this lovely post and your fabulous shots.
    Wishing you all the best for the new year.

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  17. Your are so right, and thank you for reminding us to see them. Doc’s daughter who has Down’s Syndrome was here on Christmas and a neighbor was here playing Christmas carols on his guitar…..the joy you wrote about was with us all.

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