A Conversation Between Angels CXXXIII

“Our Father who Art in heaven, now what do you get the guy that has everything, that created everything?”

“He’s a pretty simple guy, really, and just like most dads are happy with a new tie, he wants the same thing he wants every year—Peace on Earth.”

“And how do we get that?”

“By doing our job.”

“Our job”

“Yep. We pray.”

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A Conversation Between Angels CXXXII

“Wow Sal, head in your hands, what’s troubling you.”

“It’s just so white here.”
“Yeah it is a little bright.”

“No I mean I’m used to a little splash of color.”

“I hear ya, I was a big colorful shirt fan.”

“No, no, for me it was about the stain.”

“The stain?”

“Yeah, I always wore white t-shirts, but I loved my beer stain.”

“Ah.”

“My chili stain.”

“A classic.”

“I don’t know, you think there’s any way I could get away with a ketchup stain and say it’s the blood of Christ?”

 

A Conversation Between Angels CXXX

“Hey Stosh, you think people still miss us on Earth?”

“Of course, family, friends, even co-workers.”

“Well but I’ve been away a loonng time and everyone I ever knew, all my relatives, everyone’s passed on.”

“Really?”

“Yeah.”

“Even great grand-children, or great grand-nieces or nephews?”

“Last one showed up last weekend.”

“Wow.”

“Wait!”

“What, did you think of someone?”

“One of those kids had a turtle and I heard they can last a hundred years!”

“Well there you go.”

“Yeah. And they’re good at pacing themselves.”

 

A Conversation Between Angels XXXVII

“You know Harvey, I intellectually realize this is Paradise, but it’s sometimes hard to feel emotionally.”

“What do you mean?”

“Well, in life I lived in Chicago so every Winter the wife and I would fly to Hawaii.”

“Oh nice.”

“Yeah and that way you saw the difference of the bitterness and lushness. So there’s nothing to compare it to now.”

“Well Chuck I think I can help you.”

“Really?”

“Yeah. You’re an asshole!”

“Thanks Harvey.”

A Conversation Between Angels XXXVI

“What’s all the commotion?”

“Oh Noah’s doing a reenactment?”

“A what?”

“Every once in a couple of decades he likes to relive the good old days, so he gets people together in pairs and has them make animal noises.”

“Oh, well, I guess it’s harmless.”

“Yeah but he always get’s so upset when the people playing giraffes can’t be taller.”

A Conversation Between Angels CXXXIV

“Why is everyone whispering.”

“Oh it’s a bad week for old JC, you know you can forgive but you won’t forget.”

“Right.”

“So a couple of pointers—don’t mention Dad, you know the usual don’t bring up crosses, hands, feet, oh and probably not a good time to ask if he wants to go for a walk.”

“Got it.”

“And whatever you do, absolutely do not ask if he’s in the mood for Italian.”