This is the traveling neighborhood…

Via on Mar 26, 2009

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Have you ever seen an angel?

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I have.

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There are these people

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who stopped by Houston last year, the day before Hurricane Ike was to hit us,

and they stayed with us.

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While our little place was getting battered by Hurricane force winds,

they slept soundly,

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but the next day they really helped us out.

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They helped out all our neighbors too,

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and still had time for singing!

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And if there was something you needed,

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they already knew what it was!

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And the thing was usually already in their hand,

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or their pocket!

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When it was time for them to go,

they knew what we wondered about them…

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so with a wink and a smile, the tall blonde one just handed me this.

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I’m pretty sure they started from Los Angeles

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but these days, you might run into them anywhere.

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Maybe once angels traveled in disguise…

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But now it is time…

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time…

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Time,

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for the world to feel their love.

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The Traveling Neighborhood is a family near you…

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denver

ohio

boulder

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illinois

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seattle

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These angels even have a website that you can visit.

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Everyone has their part to play.

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Am I an angel? No…

I just make angels their cuffs!

lveo. peace~

joananathan

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About Joana Smith

Who I'd like to meet: Superman's Children, eco-warriors, truck drivers, persephone, roller derby queens, nurses, scientists, givers, priests, yogi, storytellers, people who don't know right now, playwrights, philosophers, people who are more visual, people who hop trains, performers, poets, seamstresses, activists, Spider-Man, kids, rangers, Snow White, dj's, massage therapists, people who work with their hands, bunnies, sportsracers, people who work in offices, dancers, baristas, artists, cleaners, climbers, Jeff's sister, Colbert, Skiers, Bikers, skaters, surfers, ani, people who are recovering, trees (and flowers), people who will die soon, gardeners, horses, Jolie-Pitt, soon-to-be mothers, margie's daughter, astronomers, people who are scared, girls who wear black and listen to the Smiths, cuffmakers, lambs, Miranda July, the man in the moon, Bono, people from 'round here, Obama...

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6 Responses to “This is the traveling neighborhood…”

  1. Your Bro says:

    I think you are an angel Jo. Shine the light!

  2. rachel says:

    yes, whether you realize it or not, you are a shining light in the middle of the neighborhood… so if we are angels, then you are too, dear neighbor! thank you for this beautiful introduction!

  3. rachel says:

    ps.. i wish i could have come on the road trip
    but, there might be a smaller-scale second one this august…
    from los angeles to rhode island,
    hum! stay tuned!

  4. megan says:

    we (you and we) are the traveling neighbors.
    you are the home we have in texas.
    thankyou . this is a great blog.

  5. Grandma Carol says:

    I love the e-scrapbooking idea! It tells a visual story that draws us in. How seldom most of us acknowledge the angels in our lives. And how often we should!

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