the cardinal visit

cardinal botanical/Michele Bedigian

” May you come to find comfort in and remember cardinals appear when angels are near. So go now, sit outside and drink your tea. Keep a look out for the little red bird — It is there, your loved one will be.”

Every morning I am fortunate enough to be visited by the same cardinal for the past 2 years and have often wondered if he (or she) knew what joy it brought to my heart whenever it arrived. The visit is often brief but anchors my day in a silent understanding that no matter what craziness the rest of the day may bring that the peace in that moment is what will carry me through.

Art in water-soluble crayon by Michele Bedigian  / poem by Victoria McGovern

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