Some people like to imagine that they have guardian angels protecting them from danger, from mental anguish, or any other trials in life. A guardian angel can be a religious concept, or it can be a secular one. Personally, I don’t think you have to be religious to have a guardian angel, because a guardian angel can be a real person, not just a winged creature clothed in white.
In 2006, I wrote a story that involved a guardian angel, mainly because the concept of such entities fascinated me… and to some degree it still does. But it also makes you think… for all those people who died horrible, tragic deaths… where was their guardian angel? Sleeping on the job? Nonexistent? I guess that was part of the reason I wrote the story – the premise, “What if your guardian angel couldn’t be near you all the time? What if he or she was fallible… and even mortal?”
So that brings me back to the concept of human guardian angels: people who have been there for you in your time of need, people who have pulled you out of ruts, people who always have your back no matter what. And sometimes they’re just random people who show up for a short period of time and change your life for the better. Maybe they said a few simple words and pulled you back from a bad decision. Perhaps you were someone’s guardian angel once… and you never realized it. 🙂
“Your Guardian Angel” – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (The music video is terrible, but I love the song.)