|Geneva on the Lake, New York|
|The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC|
I've been rifling through my Christmas boxes thinking that I really don't have enough angel decorations. I don't know why, I've always loved angelic images.
These are a few of the angels I came across this past year.
|Winged Victory of Samothrace, Louvre|
St. Thomas Aquinas, an Italian priest and philosopher living in the 13th century, felt that Aristotle's work could be aligned with Christianity. Aquinas was influenced heavily by the mysticism implicit in the work of Pseudo-Dionysus ( a 5th century theologian and philosopher), whose Celestial Hierarchy categorizes angels into a sort of hierarchal ladder leading to God.
It was a meeting of reason and faith. Idealized forms traced a path between man and God, these forms taking on the image of the angel.
They are the beings which exist in between, quite a romantic concept, don't you think?
|Central Park NYC|
I did get that tattoo and boy did it hurt, I vowed I would never get another and I certainly have kept that promise to myself. At times I've resented my tattoo but I've grown to like it once again, remembering the inspiration for it and the feeling that I had studying angels.
Do you have any angel ornaments? One for the top of the tree?
It's Friday and you know what that means: Miller Time! It is also the first night of Hannukah, if you are celebrating I hope your evening is a joyous one.