It was difficult being invisible to people but the fact that animals were easily aware made the work almost bearable. Watching the rotund man make his way in the wrong direction was however, unbearable; the burro saw and was given the power of speech. It was hard not to laugh as the man fell backwards after hearing the first words ever spoken by Equus asinus.
“What happened?” the man asked after waking. When he saw it again, he immediately passed out. A tap on the foot brought the man to consciousness and also gave him the power to understand that his visions had been about the end of the the kingdom. That understanding also helped ease the man’s initial fear to the point that he could complete his divine assignment.
Letting go was actually not it; in reality, Laila was the one who ushered in life but her job could not happen without first being handed the formless that had been taken from the Guf. To some, serving as a pass-through was thankless work, but in reality, it was the most sacred of assignments.
For today’s Daily Prompt, which directs us to
Draft a post with three parts, each unrelated to the other, but create a common thread between them by including the same item — an object, a symbol, a place — in each part.
If you didn’t get it from the title, the thread woven throughout these three little bits is not an item but a person, in the form of the angel Gabriel. Okay, okay–so I took a bit of liberty with the suggestion that it was Gabriel who stood before Balaam’s donkey. Since Gabriel has been described as God’s primary messenger, it’s not out of the realm. Gabriel has also been identified as the one who helped Daniel interpret his visions and in Jewish mythology is said to be the one responsible for reaching into the Guf (the Treasury of Souls) in order to give the first soul that lands in his hand to Laila, the Angel of Conception.