Tear of Repentence

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Mary Huerter

This painting was done after listening to a show on NPR during the past month or two. I believe they were discussing a story written by Sir Thomas Moore about the Tear of Repentence when a fallen Angel has a chance of returning to heaven if she presents a certain gift. After trying two other moving gifts, she nearly gives up. Then she sees a criminal watching a child praying. The criminal is deeply moved by the child's devotion and sheds a 'tear of repentence.' The angel catches it and offers it to heaven and is allowed back in. This painting is my vision of the angel carrying the tear drop up to heaven. If anyone has heard of this story and knows the exact title, please let me know. I will continue to search the internet for answers.

Published More than a year ago

Category Mythology

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