The origin of angels began long ago and they've been depicted in great art work from Leonardo de Vinci in the 1400s and Raphael in the 1500s to the famous sculpture, David by Michelangelo who is quoted saying, "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." There is even an Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy where you can learn to paint angels like the masters.
Songs about angels are also part of our culture's angel intrigue. From Sarah McLachlan's famous song, Angel to Train's mega hit Calling All Angels; they're both perfect examples of modern interpretations of the meaning and importance of angels in our lives:
"I need a sign to let me know you're here. All of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere. I need to know that things are gonna look up. 'Cause I feel us drowning in a sea spilled from a cup.I believe angels give us hope, bring comfort and instill faith in those things unseen, yet deeply believed in. Whether it's a baby cherub angel or a guardian angel creating a physical symbol such as a piece of jewelry, bookmark or backpack dangle can be a meaningful reminder for a loved one experiencing a difficult path or for your little one getting on the school bus.
When there is no place safe and no safe place to put my head. When you feel the world shake from the words that are said.
I need a sign to let me know you're here, 'Cause my TV set just keeps it all from being clear. I want a reason for the way things have to be. I need a hand to help build up some kind of hope inside of me
And I'm calling all angels I'm calling all you angels."
"Calling All Angels" by Train
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