Through intelligence and knowledge man comes to resemble the character of the angels.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Hebrew poet and philosopher
Sometimes I like to surf around the Web in idle moments, and just now I found myself Googling ... take a wild guess ... angels!
I was happy to see that Angels on Earth magazine popped up on all the terms I was searching for, but I wanted to see what else was in store.
Googling “earth angels” got me a cute, contemporary folk-art store, which looks like a really fun place to work, and a dog rescue not-for-profit for those animal angels needing a good home.
I typed in “guardian angels” and of course found the famous New York volunteer organization of red beret-wearing street protectors. Also, in case I needed it, I was alerted to the Wikipedia definition: “an angel assigned to protect and guide a particular person or group.” (Knew that!)
And “heavenly angels”? That term called up pictures of angels with wings, and pictures of all kinds. William Blake’s angels, Victorian angels, the angels I remember from holy cards the grammar school nuns passed out when we were good. There were little angels, snow angels, cherub angels, Christmas angels and archangels. I lingered for too long!
Now I’m off to our art concept meeting, where we’ll discuss how to best illustrate the stories for the March/April issue of Angels on Earth. Certainly I’m prepared!
Colleen Hughes is the editor-in-chief of Angels on Earth. She's been at Guideposts for 20 plus years, and lives in a Hudson River town with her two daughters and two cats.