'For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell, delivering them in chains to be held in gloomy darkness until their judgment'
2 Peter 2:4
I have written before about my fascination with flying and wings. Many dream of flying through the air with the speed of light, but when I think of flying, it is not as a superhero or with a cape, but with large, graceful billowing wings.
Although known more for writing about detectives and criminals, my favorite James Patterson story is his 1998 novel, When The Wind Blows. The story introduces us to Max, and 11 year old girl with a wingspan of close to 9 feet. The page turner introduces us to Max's brother and a tribe of winged children living, hiding and running from danger up in the tree's deep in the Forrest.
Historically, most humans depicted with feathered appendages, in art, and in novels like When The Wind Blows, had wings of white, symbolizing angels, goodness and of course heaven. There is another kind of angel though, one who rebelled against God, and they, along with archangel Lucifer, were banished from heaven with the promise of future judgement upon all of the fallen angels.
FH started the summer by featuring the work of Dave Larson (takeapic4u) and the Iowa's photographer's ultra hot images of Kent Clark. (Deconstructing the Cowboy) While working on a follow-up to that piece, I noticed new additions to Dave port in the form of fallen angels Caleb, Jason, Ace and Onze. I loved how Dave captured his winged creatures alone in the fields and forest, resting and enjoying the quiet of the woods until taking to the sky once again.
Angels, whether blessed or fallen are all messengers. Although angels are busy all year long, fallen angels are especially busy the month before October 31st. If you listen closely, and look carefully, you may see and hear a fallen angel of your own. Consider yourself warned however... Their long, lean and beautiful naked bodies, not to mention the majesty of their silky black wings will certainly draw you in. But it's when they're beside you that you won't be able to escape the message of terror their hand delivering especially for you.
See more of Dave's Angels on THE OVER-FLOW HERE: