“THANK HEAVEN…FOR LITTLE GIRLS!!!!”—Maurice Chevalier

The Nice Thing About Strangers

The tiny girl with the Louise Brooks haircut watches herself in the window’s reflection. She addresses her father behind her in a set of seats–giggling that she can see him without turning around. She dances, her image hovering over the airplanes below being loaded up with luggage. She tugs down the long white sleeves of the top she wears under her jumper, like a nervous teenager instead of an elementary school free bird. Her jumper is decorated with various colored stars. Her leggings are purple. She has an outfit far cooler than anyone at the gate area. Her Dad gazes at her from time to time, smiling to himself, but giving her space.

She admires her high tops, her hip socks, her life. She balances boldly on the elevated heating vent, but needs Dad to hold her hand as she timidly hops down. She sees me seeing it all and…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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