Signs: Beckoned and Discovered

Sometimes I still beg for a sign.

Although I beseech the heavens out loud, I’m always alone when I do this.  Most often it’s after sundown and by the sea.  I usually have an answer within the hour.

Jim was both reliable and punctual.

I’ve realized only relatively recently that I live with two species of of signs.  One–the beckoned sign–tends to arrive noisily, often in the form of a song or a bird.  (At least once, a hoped-for sign arrived in pre-printed logo form.)  Sometimes it’s more subtle–a butterfly brushing my shoulder, a deer gently approaching.

Another kind of sign–which I now think of as discovered (though rediscovered might be more fitting)–is already in my reach.  I just need a little nudge to recognize its provenance.


Author: Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She attended law school near the the banks of the Charles River and loves that dirty water; she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2023 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.

6 thoughts on “Signs: Beckoned and Discovered”

  1. My Jim gives me dreams, my children’s smiles, the whisper in my head that I am loved, and the inexplicable zero on the digital scale when no one is standing on it. I think he’s proud that he’s finally lost weight. 🙂

  2. Beautiful — I feel your sadness and comforting ability to grieve through such thoughts, words and pictures. AM

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