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26 September 2009

Angels Among Us...

An angel, like a butterfly, knows it is a great privilege to fly
...even if only for a moment. -- unknown

I have a deep and profound love for certain ancient statues -- some I have seen with my own eyes, some through the eyes and lens of others.

The ones that speak to me are those forever frozen within a moment of grace and benevolence.

Such beauty with a hint of sadness - held to the earth by the weight of concrete - like fireflies trapped in a jar --

I always thought that many were just too beautiful to have come from imagination and as a child always wondered if there was indeed a gorgeous creature imprisoned within ... but knew that something of that amount of grace could never be held by anything of this earth - and so I romanticized that they would in their own time take to the heavens - leaving behind mementos of their time here.

via Greyfreth

Shedding their earthly costume - leaving behind treasures for those lucky enough to find them.

as seen in pottery barn

I was lucky enough to find them. You can be, too.


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Those are beautiful images lovely Isa! We are sitting in an ancient mansion turned Inn as it drizzles grey...I'm catching up...and yours is always such a soulful place to hang for awhile.


Helen said...

Happy Sunday, Isa.

Deborah said...

I can't decide which is lovelier...the photos or your words.

Chrissy said...


Bonnie said...

The angel statues and wings are so beautiful!

Naz said...


sinnlighet said...

love love love love love love love
your pic's!

agneta from sweden

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Wings! I love it!