Message received loud and clear

Today’s post is the 7th instalment of Ravi’s story. 

The first post was Spread Your Wings .  After I wrote that post, the next two instalments (part 1 and part 2) were what happened the day Ravi left home. 

Ravi left his parents home to go to a new city, a new life, a new job.

If you are new to the series, I hope you will enjoy the story from the beginning with Spread Your Wings Ravi.                                   

Thanks for coming along. ♥ – David



The angel, Hikari, was enjoying watching over Ravi, and now Marie also came to be under his care and protection. It helped they were often together.  Hikari liked to envision that he sheltered them both under his wings.

Hikari was a softie for sweet nicknames. Ravi’s nickname for Marie was CB for Cinnamon Bun, and Marie’s nickname for Ravi was PB for Peanut Butter.

Seven days ago Hikari had watched Ravi’s botched attempt at a first kiss to Marie.  That awkward fumble had been overcome by Marie’s quick save! ♥  Marie could not breathe when he kissed her which cut that kiss unexpectedly short and that caused him to believe, only for an instant, his kiss was unwelcome. Marie quickly corrected his incorrect conclusion.🥰

Today CB and PB would hiking in the river canyon to find a scenic spot for a picnic lunch. Hikari and his helper angels could be busy today between ticks, snakes, and poison ivy. CB was making the picnic lunch while the angel invisibly watched.


Marie finished making the picnic lunch, and she sat back to look at the results of her shopping, chopping and assembling.

Smiling, she laughed to herself –   Too much food CB! If you put all this into a backpack poor PB won’t be able to walk !  Chuckling she put more than half into the fridge and took out some water for them both.

Marie was enjoying her dates with Ravi.  It was funny to her how shy Ravi had been before he kissed her that first time.  She had been starting to worry Ravi was immune to hints and she was going to have lasso him! (chuckling again)

Tying up her shoes and grabbing her coat, and backpack Marie was almost ready to go. She thought I must in love, I’m not just on time, I’m early !



The hiking trail was narrow and twisty leading up the side of the canyon.  Ravi was trying not to seem breathless but they were climbing a steep angle, and he wasn’t used to hiking.

Marie pretended to be out of breath 4 times otherwise Ravi wouldn’t stop to catch his breath, but she was smart and said nothing.  When he was rested, Marie would say “thanks for waiting” and give him a smile and wink to say thank you.

Ravi would have waited all day for one of those smiles. ♥

Near the top Ravi found a tiny deer trail and it lead out to small viewpoint that was small and flat, The view was amazing, it looked all the way down the canyon which was far below.

The sky was deep blue, and a light breeze kept them from being too warm. The clouds looked dark a few miles away so they decided together that this was “the spot“.

Marie’s blanket was unfolded onto the ground, their food was quickly unpacked. Fresh air makes for hungry people! Ravi sang a light grace to say thanks for the food, all of which disappeared quickly.

After eating they relaxed, talking about the week past, and nothing serious. A light smile never leaving their faces.

Hikari had seen constant smiling like this before, those face muscles were getting a workout!

It’s amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word you can light up the dark
Try as I may I could never explain what I hear when you don’t say a thing

Silently for more than ten minutes they just sat together looking at the view. Holding hands. Looking into each other’s eyes and then down the canyon.

Twinkling eyes of both of them.  The eyes said everything they needed to hear.

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me
A touch of your hand says you’ll catch me if ever I fall
Now you say it best when you say nothing at all

When You Say Nothing at All – Alison Krauss

A distant rumble of thunder brought them to their feet.

Packing quickly Marie filled the backpack, helped Ravi put it on and gave him a quick peck.  Ravi pulled her back for a longer kiss and then contentedly they headed down the trail.

Marie leading down the dirt path with her heart and stomach both full.

Ravi with her every step, his heart singing.

Message received loud and clear when they said nothing at all.




About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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9 Responses to Message received loud and clear

  1. Sandra J says:

    I love their nicknames. 🙂 and your photos are gorgeous.

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  2. ckennedyhola says:

    I am really enjoying the photos that accompany the story–they bring the story to life even more–and the “message” is echoed in nature–very nice touch.

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  4. That was nice of Marie to stop just so that Ravi could catch his breath. I’m loving this series. 😄

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