By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

It was a warm day in early summer 2009. I had several crates of vegetables I was set to take to a company in a neighboring city that was helping me out by selling my crops to their workers during their lunch hour. I would take the vegetables there before their lunch hour and come back to get the crates and the sales money after I finished teaching my class in the same city.

 

An urgent phone call came in just as I was about to leave the house and tied me up for thirty minutes. I kept looking at the clock as I tried to get through the call, thinking that the delivery was becoming more impossible with each passing minute. When I finally managed to hang up, I realized that I’d be missing the delivery because there was no way I could make the drive in time.

 

I jumped in my station wagon and headed out, attempting to contact the secretary who always helped me out on my cell phone. Unfortunately, she was out of the office, so I apologized and left a message saying that I might not be able to make the delivery on time.

 

I asked my guardian angels to help me out and something odd happened. I was driving, but I felt as if I were in a daze. I hit all of the lights on the road to the company on green. Intersections that were always clogged with traffic were miraculously clear and I breezed through them. Still, arriving at the company in thirty minutes after leaving my house should have been physically impossible. Even driving that road to the school at least five minutes away from the company where I taught martial arts at 5:30 in the morning took thirty-five minutes with almost no cars on the road.

 

I stopped looking at my dashboard clock and didn’t look at it again until I’d parked in the company’s parking lot. When I looked at it, I found that I’d made what should have been over an hour’s drive in 30 minutes!

 

My guardian angels had helped me out again!

 

タイムワープ?

 

2009年の暖かい初夏日。隣市の会社での野菜販売のため、ウイングロード・バンに何個かの野菜の入ったコンテナーを積んでいた。会社の授業員達は昼休みに野菜を買うようになっていた。昼休み前に野菜を事務所に届けて、社長秘書と事務スタッフが昼休み中に販売や集金をするような仕組みだった。配達後、私は同じ市内で授業を教えてからコンテナーの回収や売上代金集金に戻る約束だった。

 

丁度出かける時に、断れない電話が入った。掛け時計を見ながら『ぜったい遅れる』から切る時の『無理だ!』の心の声が聞こえた。通常1時間20分掛かる会社へのドライブを約30分では無理だと解りながら、車を出した。途中で携帯で秘書に連絡を取ろうとしたが、彼女は留守だった。「遅れます」の伝言を頼んだ。続けて、声を出して守り神に助けをお願いした。

 

そこで妙なことが起きた。運転をしていたが、周囲が変わった。信号を全て青で通り抜ける。常に混んでいる交差点が不思議に混雑なし。それにしても、家から会社まで30分では不可能なはずだった。空手道指導のために同じ道を午前530に走る時でも会社から5分も離れてより近い小学校まで30分が掛かる!

 

祈った後、車の時計を見ないようにした。会社に着いて駐車してから、やっとどれだけの遅刻かを確認するために時計を見た。驚いた!!1時間20分掛かるはずのドライブはたった30分!!!

 

守り神はまた助けてくれた!

By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

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English books by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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