I used to sing this song to my wee babies:
Angels watching over you, my babe,
Pray the Lord your soul to keep,
Angels watching over you.
Last week I stumbled upon this angel looking over Lake Superior, memorializing those who’ve drowned in our waters.
The angel begs those to think before they swim in unsafe currents. The angel begs us to be aware. As she sings sweet songs remembering the victims who’ve drowned, those dear ones who swim no more.
Later, I happened upon this article which describes the inspiration for this sculpture located near Pictured Rocks in Marquette.
Stay safe, dear swimmer. We care about you returning safely to the shore of your life.