La Paloma Blanca (The White Dove)

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I see la paloma blanca as it soars against the bright blue sky. Its wings outstretched. Its flight like an arrow, balanced to perfection. Each movement, a display of grace and of elegance.

LA PALOMA BLANCA

(The White Dove)

By Al Garcia

I see la paloma blanca as it soars against the bright blue sky.  Its wings outstretched.  Its flight like an arrow, balanced to perfection.  Each movement, a display of grace and of elegance.  La paloma blanca, a timeless symbol of peace, purity, love, and of the divine.  And for one brief moment, as I see it floating in mid-air, I am inspired and awed by its simplicity and its powerful and aspiring imagery of hope.

In this moment of inner fear and uncertainty, when the days grow long and the nights expand into endless tormented thoughts of cynicism and contempt, it is la paloma blanca that brings the sleep of restful peace, and sooths the raging beating heart that breaks the silence of the night.

I am beginning to feel the sense of fear begin to fade, as if a descending paloma blanca is slowly gliding to a perch atop the silenced steeple of the church that once rang out with ringing melodies of praise and hope. I can almost hear the choirs sings, and I can almost feel the warmth of faith, as it lifts the spirits and the souls of those waiting to pray again, with joined hands and hearts.

La paloma blanca brings back hope, and the promise of brighter days.  Just look up toward the sky, and try to find the white and majestic glow of a lone and solitary paloma blanca, gliding against the bright blue sky.  And there, behind the emerging signs of answered prayers, and through the tears that veil the grief and sorrow of the passing days, you will glimpse the outstretched wings of peace, purity and the love of the divine. 

La paloma blanca has, since the beginning of time, been the messenger of hope and the answer to prayers from the heart.

Keep praying, and keep looking toward the sky, and you will see the answer in la paloma blanca, as it wings its way home.


Submitted: May 24, 2021

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