I’ve been thinking again about angels. Actually, I think about them a lot. A big part of the reason is that both Whitley and I have had angel experiences. I have written about the angel I saw in a Kinko’s a few years back. He told Whitley that ‘your wife will live a long time and you will taste of the water and the wine." If he was referring to the parable of the Marriage Feast at Cana, and how it symbolizes a good marriage, then we certainly have tasted the sweetness of the water and the depth of the wine.
Whitley also had an angel experience once. In the early nineties we were driving toward our cabin when our fancy Volvo suddenly died. He manhandled it over to the side of the road and after a couple of minutes, it started up again. Relieved, we continued on to the tollbooth, which was about a mile away, and went on to the New York State Thruway and then along back roads to the cabin.
Years later, we visited a medium at the Lily Dale Assembly, the summer village of the Spiritualist Church of America. We had readings from a psychic there, Gregory Kehn, who proceeded to say to Whitley, "do you remember the time your car died on the highway?" He was pretty astonished because it was such a direct question and not one the man could have known to ask. Whitley said yes, and Kehn proceeded to explain that his guardian angel had stopped the car because there was a carload of people on the Thruway who would have recognized us, followed us home and killed us.
Whitley was telling this story to our son a few days later, driving the same car. He concluded by saying,"if I going to believe a thing like that, I’d need some sort of a sign." At once the Volvo died again! Once again, it started up a few moments later. Those two incidents were the only times that car died in the years that we had it.
This gets me to an old TV series I’ve really been enjoying on Netflix: Saving Grace. The show is all but forgotten now, but it’s got an angel in it called Earl, and Earl sort of reminds me of our angels, wise and protective and amazing.
So, right now, Saving Grace is my favorite show. It won’t be for long, though. When SyFy starts airing Hunters, based on Whitley’s Alien Hunter books, it’s going to be my new favorite!