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The Sleeping Angel

A Short Story by Elaine. This photo composition
was created using photos and tiny sculptures.
We had a lot of fun doing this.


It was a night of nights. Something in the air
portended an unprecedented eventósimilar
to the hush before an eclipse, a change in
atmosphere. Members of the Angelic Choir were
pruning their feathers as they practiced the high notes.
A little angel sat beneath a tree and sang along,
going even higher than the angelic sopranos.
They talked among themselves about a very
special birth that would occur that night
and be remembered till the end of time

May I go with you and sing too? the tiny one asked.
A kind, motherly angel answered. No, Iím afraid not,
little one. We may be up all night and you would
go to sleep. But the little angel was persistent.
I wonít go to sleep, I promise.

All right, You may come along. Perhaps your sweet
voice would add even more meaning to this night.
And so she left the little angel under the tree
singing happily. However it was not long before
she became very sleepy.

Animals in a nearby forest felt the strangeness in the air
and were drawn to a bright light in the sky. The mother sheep
had brought her lambs, and some cows and donkeys passed the
sleeping child. Even the wild animals emerged from the deeper part
of the forest. A lion family was among them. The mighty
father seemed not to see the little angel. The mother paused
and said Isnít she sweet. We should let her sleep. But the
young lion went right up to her, licked her hand and she awakened.

The Herald Angel had already blown her horn and the chorus
was beginning when the little angel heard them and went
running up the very front row to blend her voice into
the harmonies that rang out from the heavens accompanying
that beautiful night when Jesus came to earth.

Elaine Parker Akin
January 2021

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Julie Oldfield23-Sep-2022 01:18
Beautiful words and a beautiful photo. A heartfelt posting. V
Graeme22-Sep-2022 10:34
Such a beautiful story from you, Elaine, and a wonderful composition to accompany it, Carol.BV!!
Sally Ann Larson 11-Jan-2022 23:30
Ahhhh, so beautiful! The picture and the story. What talent you both have! Love, love, love it!
Jimmy Crain 06-Jan-2022 16:41
Thank you Elaine. We love you and your poetry!
Jimmy Crain 06-Jan-2022 16:40
Thank you Elaine. We love you and your poetry!
Ashley Williamson 28-Dec-2021 16:07
Thank you for sharing this, Elaine! Beautiful!
Dan Greenberg05-Apr-2021 03:51
Spectacular! I have no worthy words for this brilliantly designed image. ~VVV~
Fong Lam23-Jan-2021 05:26
Spectacular light and brilliant goldent tones....a wonderful creative work! V
Mieke WA Minkjan22-Jan-2021 08:33
wonderful photo and poem V
April Guffey 22-Jan-2021 00:24
Always enjoy your creative talents and how much the literature and images compliment one another so well!!
larose forest photos21-Jan-2021 18:04
A gold-infused creation! You are clever! V
laine21-Jan-2021 07:57
Very sweet looking...great poem too.
Guest 20-Jan-2021 22:44
Love what you did here. Creativity!! As always Elaine’s poem is perfection.
Very every aspect. Penny
Apostolos Tikopoulos20-Jan-2021 19:06
So nice image and story. V!!!!!!
Jeff Real20-Jan-2021 18:33
Stunning with the light and the amazing gold!
Walter Otto Koenig20-Jan-2021 17:24
Nicely composed. Like the golden tones and the sun shining through.
LynnH20-Jan-2021 15:19
This is very special! V
Karen Ledbetter 20-Jan-2021 02:31
Lovely story ♥️And as always photos are amazing:)
You are both very talented. Thank you for sharing.
Janice Dunn 20-Jan-2021 02:16
Beautiful story... and picture to go with is. Thank you...
Pat Powell 20-Jan-2021 02:05
So unique and amazing!!!!!
Julie Oldfield20-Jan-2021 01:58
Lovely and so well done. Very inspired work. V
RuthAnn Bivins Geiger 20-Jan-2021 01:32
Sweet story! Love your photos too.
Darlene 20-Jan-2021 00:58
Very sweet story and illustration.
Nancy Hall 20-Jan-2021 00:56
What a beautiful story with your creation to go with it. Thank you for sharing.
slhoornstra19-Jan-2021 23:37
A beautiful and fascinating composition. V
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