~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #126: Subjects that Begin with the Letter A ~ Angel ~


Are angels real or imaginary? They certainly exist in many religious teachings, and are a recurring symbol in the Christmas story. “Angels are very important, because they provide people with an articulation of the conviction that God is intimately involved in human life.” Father Thomas Rosica

L’ange des oliviers – Alphonse Muraton

In July 1994, Creighton and I traveled through France, hosted by his cousin Catherine, her husband Jean-Francois and their families. We visited a gallery in Saint-Brieuc, where I was able to photograph this angel painted by Creighton’s paternal great-grandfather, Alphonse Muraton. It has since been restored. I love the softness of her face, the lightness around her.

I always liked the concept of angels; guardian angels and other spirits that intervene to make life better, and who help us come to wise choices.

“Make a friend with an angel.” St. Augustine

Willow Tree Angels give us blank faces, with enough body language to make our own choice as to what they represent. I found the Black Angel at a Goodwill store, her wings all scrunched-up, but still whole. I brought her home, straightened out the wire wings, and keep her by my bedside always. She symbolizes my friendship with angel girlfriend, Jocelyn, who has smoothed my ruffled feathers through hard times. I love her to my core.

Christmas Card painted by another angel girlfriend: Judith Sanders

“Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as if they were some angel’s song which had lost its way and come on Earth.” Frederick William Faber

“O passing angel, speed me with a song, a melody of heaven to reach my heart and rouse me to the race and make me strong.” Christina Georgina Rossetti

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays, and safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.🐾

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7 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #126: Subjects that Begin with the Letter A ~ Angel ~

  1. JohnRH says:

    I ‘imagine’ they are real. 🙂

  2. pattimoed says:

    What a beautiful and heart-felt post, Lindy. I love your connection to angels. The portrait is so beautiful.

  3. Tina Schell says:

    I was surprised we didn’t see more A is for Angels Lindy – and I loved yours! The painting opener is absolutely beautiful. I love that it’s so ethereal, because if an angel isn’t what is?! And I love your little black angel too. Lovely post

  4. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Thank you Tina. I was sure there would be many angel posts, but decided to go with it anyway!

  5. Wonderful images. I am working on a piece (which I will eventually post on my blog; it’s a talk I will give at church) about my angel. I visualized her one night when I was really down, and she’s a large, wise, beautiful Black woman. Maybe this will inspire me to try to also create an image of her.

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