The other day I was up on Muswell Hill (Mussie, my daughter and her friends call it). Not really “outside” weather; it was blowing a gale. I walked past the Baptist Church; and although it was festooned with gargoyles; there was not a angel to be found! This concerned me, somewhat greatly; as if gargoyles are supposed to scare away all the bad demons; where are the angels to watch over us? I walked on to Ally Pally (Alexander Palace) where the only angel I saw was looking over the BBC tower. That is an angel with a lot on its wings right now; I sent a silent blessing before leaving (rather blowing away).
So on Friday I walked by the Church again. They had a sandwich board announcing a local Art Fair. In I went.
Nothing was really to my liking…..until I saw this table and a woman photographing her work. She is a mixed-media ceramics artist; but my eyes went right to the angel on her table. “Ahhhhhh!” I exclaimed. “The gargoyles have not taken over!”. Now I do admit the gargoyle, especially atop Notre dame in Paris; can be whimsical; these had not been. (See top photo). But this angel with its sublime expression was all I needed to see to redeem the church its ill humour.
Gros Bisous and total credit to Mandee Gage; http://www.mandeegage.co.uk for this visual treat. I never did ask how much……