Frankly, I don’t know.
On a recent trip to Puerto Rico, we took a local bus to old San Juan and walked the tourist walk which was very enjoyable.
Yes, we saw the old streets and walked amongst the pigeons,
passed some very meaningful historic statues like LaRogativa,
I even took note of some nice street drain covers,
and the beautiful multi-coloured houses of La Perla. Did they all survive Hurricane Irma? I don’t know but I hope so.
and then the strangest thing happened.
From afar, I saw a nun with a trolley disposing garbage. I smiled and waved; she waved back. Then her hand began indicated “come”, not the single finger movement but the whole right hand with 4 fingers in a come-over gesture.
We went towards her – uphill – and got an invitation to enter a discreet building which turned out to be a hospital. Then a senior very friendly lady (gut instinct told me she’s Mother Superior) in street clothes met us and wanted to show us around. We walked through the courtyard and I could just feel this presence ~ of genuine care, serenity and strength of healing.
I took no pictures of the ward, the patients, or the lady-in-charge out of utmost respect of privacy. Then we entered a chapel, an unbelievably beautiful chapel … it was as if we had stepped into a scene in the movies…
Is this an omen?