Angels, Eagles, and Flights of Fancy

Vivian McInerny
Real
Published in
6 min readMar 24, 2024

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Sighting a bald eagle in the city seemed like a sign from the heavens

Photo by Johnathan Palmour with Unsplash

We drove to the funeral. My husband was behind the wheel. In the backseat, our daughter and two of her cousins, all of them young adults visiting from New York City, sat talking. We reached a point where the freeway raises up so that the car’s side windows filled with the view of the high rises of downtown Minneapolis.

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Vivian McInerny
Real

Career journalist, essayist, fiction writer, and life-long spirit-quester.