Childhood Truths II

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    A friend recently said to me that every now and again the specter of my catholic upbringing steals a quick look to see if anyone is watching and when the time is right, jumps boldly into one my photos. Well, I’m not so sure I can agree with that wholeheartedly. Maybe it’s the Irish in me that that is too stubborn to accept that as truth or perhaps my Latin half that still suffers from the guilt of bailing from the church when I found out that God had a 9 to 5 like everyone else.

    But one thing that did stick with me from all those years back was an image of a guardian angel hovering over a couple of kids as they crossed an old rickety bridge. So growing up around a lot of bridges I put a fair amount of stock into the role of angels in general. I figured they pretty much had it going on. Needless to say I must have packed that belief away into the little daypack we carry into adulthood for when I saw the above image last weekend out of the blue another childhood truth was devastated and left me asking what in the world could possibly cause an angel to cry.

    Giving it some thought I can only imagine that perhaps she may have lost her mortal charge in some ploy gone terribly wrong. Or perhaps she was a moment too late to sacrifice herself for the life she was guarding but whatever the case angels answer to no one. So maybe that makes it all the more difficult to lose status quo as guardian… No one to answer to… No one to say it’s ok.

    CCCvrcak, Hantta, besia, maurosag, and 208 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Zen Cat 83 months ago | reply

      Thanks all. Your comments are muchly appreciated.

    2. bobster855 [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

      This angel is made of stone, no more real than any god imagined by man.

    3. kristindale 83 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful....love it!

    4. Kenyi72 [deleted] 82 months ago | reply


      God bless and loves you all.

    5. Liza Edith Photography 82 months ago | reply

      This is a stunning photograph! but I have to say I cannot agree with the caption! It is actually quite sorrowful to my spirit!

    6. Franciska 82 months ago | reply

      thanks for your pics with angels...I like them too..

    7. inkling design 80 months ago | reply

      This image is great, The sculptor has done a good job, and you have chosen a lovely angle to shoot from. the wings are folded so gently...

      Beautiful.

      i believe in Angles.

    8. garqva 80 months ago | reply

      wow amazing!!!! i really like it

    9. AsianTulip 68 months ago | reply

      I love how her skirt and wings just drape there.

    10. Zen Cat 68 months ago | reply

      Thanks Tulip, Yeah I found this to be an amazing bit of statuary. It dominates the hill it sits on.

      Thanks for stopping in

    11. Kenyi72 [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called God, Mary, Angels, famous saint statues, and, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. _Inez 66 months ago | reply

      Beautiful statue and great story :)

      Your grave would look groovy in the Graveyard Groupies pool.

    13. angelofsweetbitter2009 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called All Angels, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    14. _RedShoesGirl_ 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cemetery angels — A gallery, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      lara still loves this image!

    15. Gisela_Monteiro 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Victorian Cemeteries, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. Dawn Harmer 43 months ago | reply

      Wow! For both the image and your story. Beautiful

    17. jlanta 39 months ago | reply

      Impresionante.

    18. ravarrete 20 months ago | reply

      Stunning capture! A+++

    19. AmyTheSpiritSeeker 16 months ago | reply

      What cemetery was this taken in?

      Love your caption that goes with this too. Very insightful.

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