You may remember Augie, my clumsy angel, who always shows up to bug me about my questionable behaviors. A part of me is happy Augie may have found another human to mess with, but another part is worried he just gave up on me.
For example, I know I talk too much, sometimes interrupting friends before they finish speaking. In the past, Augie was there to softly whisper in my ear, “Don, shut up!” Recently, Augie’s a no-show even when I’m jabbering on.
Or yesterday, when I chose to just sit there in my favorite chair, acting as if I was reading a self-help book rather than taking my dogs for a healthy hike. No Augie there to stoke my guilt.
I fear Augie has given up on me and found a more willing target to harass.
If you see a clumsy angel tripping about, please tell him to go home.
I need him.