angelwithaspear

“The next day an evil spirit from God came forcefully upon Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the harp, as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand and he hurled it, saying to himself, 'I'll pin David to the wall.' But David eluded him twice.”
- 1 Samuel, Chapter 18, verses 10, 11

Angels are known to throw the most fearsome of spears. However, I am more intrigued by the spears thrown by those who boast power positions. These authority figures especially love to hurl spears at artists. I’ve become accustomed to this ancient confrontation – each time their spears are thrown, I never fear death; instead I become stronger, faster and more nimble. Frequently, I’ll ask these supreme beings to freeze for a moment. Not out of pity, compassion or simply to catch my breath, but so I can briefly capture that moment of expectation before their cascade of spears resume upon me.