Angels Dancing in the Light

Dear Reader:

I was so excited about planting my last two pintas in just the right  spot yesterday morning…that I was up and at’em a little after seven. After I dug and planted the pink pintas (to accompany the Gerber daisy in the middle) I stood back admiring the new additions. It was then that I noticed the lights flickering behind the plants on the brick wall. It looked like the lights were moving.

When I sent the picture to Anne (As an artist I knew she would like the photo for the light factor)..her first response back was “Surely there are angels dancing there.”

It was quite an epiphany….When I went back out again I saw angels dancing in the lights all over the yard, street, garden, and even sneaking inside the Happy Room. With every beautiful shaft of light coming in from the rising sun…the possibility of angels grew in my mind.

It was then I remembered a beautiful line from Mark Twain (even if it was said with ‘tongue and cheek’ humor)….from the Ken Burns documentary of him on PBS Tuesday night. He wrote:

“Sometimes the sun rises and beams down upon us like a benediction. (It’s just too bad that most of us are not normally awake-or in an appreciative state of being for the lovely spectacle.” )

I love that line…the idea of the sun beams falling on us like a benediction…a blessing upon us for the day.  *I confess that the “big” word benediction was one of the first words I learned. Since I was a squirrelly child in church and an inquisitive one…I figured out the word benediction meant church was almost over. I have loved that word ever since…(not for church being over) but for the last blessings bestowed on us for the upcoming week.

The oldest worn-out sign in my garden is also a favorite:

So come follow me through the garden, yard, and street to find those morning angels of light dancing under the sun beams’ benediction.

*Angels can even dance in the streets like Martha and the Vandellas!

Angels can even dance in the house as sun beams float through the windows…

So until tomorrow morning…Look to the morning sun beams for our first benediction…one to last us to the end of the day. And if we see an angel dancing…let’s join in the fun.

*And speaking of fun…Eloise is modeling her latest dress from Dear Georgie.

Sarah Kassouf, a close friend of Mollie and Walsh,  is one amazing young woman….she is a nurse at MUSC, a professional photographer, and just recently began designing children’s clothes… opening an on-line children’s boutique…unbelievable amount of energy…since she is, also, a wonderful wife and mother to two little boys.

Dear  Georgie Boutique

Sarah Kassouf’s ‘ photographs are called SarahLiz Photography …found on Facebook

She is Walsh and Mollie’s favorite photographer…she took pictures of the family after Eloise was born…like this cute one!


About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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4 Responses to Angels Dancing in the Light

  1. bcparkison says:

    Sarah’s photos are good but so are yours.
    I love the light dancing and it probably would enjoy me cleaning the windows. lol


  2. Gin-g Edwards says:

    Love the light …especially the different colors of green…wow their picture is beautiful. ..talented young woman. ..


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Sarah is also one of the sweetest people I know…so glad she and her husband are friends of Walsh and Mollie’s…love seeing her on occasion when she is over.


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