No More Tears – {MiKha’El revisited}


{Denise gracefully hosts Six Sentence Stories, where writers unleash their magic under one simple rule: in no more or no less than 6 sentences.
This week’s prompt word is : PLAY }

A man does not always choose what his guardian angel intends.
Thomas Aquinas ( 1225-1274 )


Michael looked at the seal glowing in his hands, cloaked in a fiery wind, his wings ablaze slowly turning into ashes – a reversed Phoenix; howbeit, he was static, nothing less than a mirror of the wasted, by humans, gifts of free will and love.

His brothers came to mind, The Healing God (RaphaEl), My strength is God (GabriEl)… it seems that in naming Heaven bestowed a final trial upon them; a hidden in plain sight display of the never ending workings of temptation, even in the presence of absolute… MiKha’El ?( Who is like God ?)

Heavens, for how long must I be by the side of your creation who in thousands of earthly years showed nothing but contempt for the first and last freedom ” silently cried out the empyrean Archangel as a tear fell from his face.

MiKha’El ? echoed from the seal, a moment when all motion seized to exist, all but the waves of Her voice ” Michael… it is time ” .

The scripts say that the Father will ordain the break of the last seal but it will be the Mother who will allow it, not out of anger for the sorrow humans still give birth to but of compassion for the Angel’s anguish.

For Her love of one cannot be built upon the agony of another; It is time She said to Michael, “No more tears, my son “.



A sculpture created in 2018, Driftwood, clay on river rock, 39 cm x 24 cm – titled “MiKha’El “


Spira / Nick © November 2022


About Spira

” The eternal part of our being is conscious of the timeless essence of life & is aware that the past is nothing but a memento of the present and tomorrow a dream of the now. The very thing meditating & singing from within, remains always inside the boundaries of the primordial instant that scattered the stars into the cosmos.” Kh.Gibran

33 responses »

  1. Sadness flows, a gentle current, through your Six, Nick. It seems to carry vestiges of defiance destined to lay smooth among the riverbed rock. Yet, I do not get a sense of total defeat. Perhaps that sense is influenced from the images of your sculpture, “MiKha’El “, that screams of freedom and flight.
    The music, properly (and beautifully) paired, accentuates the sense of loss and resignation.

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    • Continuing our discussion at the Live Stream of Two Guys & a Girlie, even if only one soul gets all that you are exposing/writing/creating then it makes all the effort worth it (and I say this with sincere gratitude, in the Six Sentence Stories community there are more than one souls that get it).
      And you did just that, Denise…you know?
      From the current of sadness to the scream of freedom and flight, two F’s that are essential parts of me and for those who follow my work are the common thread observed through what I create.
      From the riverbed rock the sculpture rests upon to the musical lament of the River of love and loss.
      And yes, even angels and warriors may have tears…you sensed accurately, defeat is not the final outcome.
      Thank you, Denise.

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    • A compliment potent enough that scattered the clouds and sun emerged glorious this November midday!
      Thank you, Nancy
      🌹, I really appreciate your friendship.


      • And I yours, Nick!
        I apologize for missing your live streams; life has a habit of getting in the way. At least I can view them anytime on YouTube albeit a bit less live; hopefully this Sunday I will be free to listen live and say “Χαίρετε!” 🌹 ❣️

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        • 😊
          Just the fact that you have it at your to do list is humbling.
          It will be our pleasure if you manage it, Nancy.
          And yes, our ambition is to create a dialogue with our audience during the live streams.
          Have a conversation not only with remarks about what we are already talking but offers of new topics and of course everything else between!
          Buongiorno, bella signora

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  2. I like the idea of the reversed Phoenix, Nick; my mind sees it as the other end of its existence, many years after it emerged from the flames. And the Archangels appear… how cool is that?
    Great sculpture as well – I like the flow.

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  3. so, in nature, is it safer to assume the first born/created are the closest to the progenitor or, as is often the case, a flawed reflection?

    lol… sorry! some Sixes demand a response to themselves and other, imo this one, the chorus of response (Comments) becomes an additional element to the story.

    (on the artwork… being bereft of that peculiar ability to alter the natural world to the will of the artist (in degrees large of small) is a friendly tour of a world I’m not native to… sorta like going to a historical recreation of a medieval village. fun but somewhat intimidating)

    I’m with Tom on the cool of the concept of a ‘reverse Phoenix’

    I just re-read my Comment* as a follow-up to one of our topics in last weekend’s Two Guy’s and a Girlie, beware the Siren call of serial stories!

    *yeah… the ideas in one’s head may inform the fingers (that connect to the world, but, all too often, they are the most unreliable of Narrators (lol)

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    • Closest, yes…until the Progenitor or the first born realize the flawed reflection.

      And that is the beauty of it (chorus)…one we will try to create at Two Guys & a Girlie.

      😊 glad to be your tour guide every time you visit Spiraville!

      Sirens calling…now you tell me!…forgot my ear plugs at Troy…too late now! lol


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