It is summer in the Northern Hemisphere and it gives us angels a chance to fly down and visit our loved ones. It is too early in the year for us to assume the bodies of our favorites, butterflies, so we have to find less beautiful bodies to occupy. Lately I have been using moths. They are similar to butterflies although nowhere near as pretty and if I don’t concentrate hard to maintain the moth’s body I end up crashing into a lightbulb.
Us angels can take over almost any body but some are more difficult than others. Birds are almost impossible. They refuse to give up control of their bodies and when even when we get control they take over again and scare the crap out of us by dive bombing toward the ground.
We do have rules about what bodies we will inhabit. The first one is nothing that bites because we hate anything that causes pain and the second one is no buzzing because after a while that buzzing will drive you crazy. I think that is why houseflies always seem to linger on your arm just long enough to be smushed, because they want the buzzing to end.
We don’t do dirty bugs like cockroaches, and have no use for ants. We very much prefer flying creatures to crawling ones but if you see something with a touch of grace to it, like a grasshopper or praying mantis look again because it could be an angel.
My friend Nigel was courageous enough to assume the body of a spider. This is especially brave because spiders are mean creatures and don’t like anyone taking over their bodies. But Nigel saw one that had a smile on it’s back in his Mom’s yard and knew she would love to see a smiling face so he negotiated with the spider to momentarily borrow his spider form so he could smile at his Mom. The spider did and his Mom took a picture of Nigel the Smiling Spider.
I am going to be avoiding the spiders myself and sticking to moths and butterflies. But if you see a butterfly, moth, grasshopper or other majestic insect be extra nice to them because they are very likely an angel coming to visit you.
And please no stepping or slapping. Being squished sucks.