Of all the cemetery angels I have come across this one haunts me. As I wander around a cemetery I never know what I will encounter along my path. I saw this tall angel at a distance and started walking towards it. When I reached her – my breath was stilled as I paused looking upon her face. She was unmistakably crying from her left eye.
Yes – I did reach out to touch the tearstain, and it was apart of the granite. As I photographed her it seemed those tears had been flowing for 50+ years over the grave she stood watch over. The tears were her way of dealing with the pain and loss. I did not want to walk away from her because I was so entranced. She also reminded me of one of my favorite characters from Dr. Who, “The Weeping Angels.”
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