He still thought of Gabriel.  He would appear daily and Jake’s heart would beat faster at the sight of him.  Then, like vapor, gone.  The air around the sightings would be sweet and a softness would emerge from the energy left behind.  Jake would immediately fall into a state of wonder and of sadness after the sightings.  But they also left him with hope, bubbling up unexpectedly from within him. 

He wondered if Gabriel was trying to tell him something, for there must be a reason for these appearances.  Jake resolved to do nothing and to instead wait for a sign.  Sometimes when one does not know what to do, one must do nothing. . .

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