in the library with the angels
A gentle touch on a puckered shoulder,
Shivers as the cold seeps through the skin,
Of course, we cannot see, just a feeling
Like cloying fog swirling round my legs;
I could go limp, knowing it won’t catch
This lovely bag of bones, but still it infiltrates
And knows my deepest thoughts, my dreams
That stream of consciousness that haunts
A day, a night, a world that’s kept behind
A heavy curtain only to be released
When kissed by death in distant years to come.
I love that movie, City of Angels. It stars Nicholas Cage and Meg Ryan and Cage plays an angel that falls in love with Ryan. It’s one of the saddest movies you’ll ever watch but there are so many moments and ideas that I really hope are true.
For starters, I really hope that there are angels out there and that they look after us while we are here on Earth. I particularly like the scenes that are set in the big library where all of the angels hang out. They like to stay there because it is quiet and they can hear the inner thoughts of the people who have come there to study or read. They put their hand on the human’s shoulder and they just listen to what is going on in their heads.
As I am back in a further education setting again I am around a nice library and it just made me think of that film. I just sat quietly and imagined that there was somebody placing a loving and protective hand on my shoulder. Sometimes, as humans, we just need to know that there is somebody there who cares.
And that is what I feel when I sit in a library.