Robin Whittle 16 March 2002 email@example.com
Here is a sublime rag doll angel my sister-in-law Barbara and her mother Jacqueline made for me for Christmas 2001. There she was, in a hamper of yummy provisions, in her wonderful state of fully knowing bliss. Life is full of surprises - and many of them are beautiful and impossible to anticipate.
I am not normally a fan of dolls, but I really like my Christmas Angel! I think of her as Jasmine.
She's wonderful, isn't she? I think what I like best about her...him?...the
inability to know is part of the point, I would think....Anyway, I think what
I like best is not only the compassion of the face but the human depth, the
realness of it. So many angels are of the too-smooth-to-be-people variety,
which is one way to look at it and has its own beauty. But this one is a
*person* that you could meet on the sidewalk outside the grocery store, but an
angel with an infinite power of compassion nevertheless. Whenever I look at
the pictures, I think, we were right to hang around that angel! (The clouds
were great that day, too.)