As I looked, I noticed a disturbing theme.
All of them seem to be trying to murder their charges.
|Bernard Plockhorst: The Guardian Angel (Source)|
In case you suppose this is a one-off disgruntled angel, going off the deep end due to angel-stress, think again.
|Fridolin Leiber: The Guardian Angel (Source)|
Once again there are two children by a cliff edge, one picking flowers and one going to his doom for a butterfly. Once again the angel is about to push Dick and Jane into their first cliff-diving experience. I guess times were tough so heaven could only afford to assign one angel per two children. Shortages were particularly rampant in regions where 90% of the landmass was cliff-edges.
They don't only scheme cliff "accidents," either.
|Unknown: The Guardian Angel (Source)|
Now I know what you're thinking. The angel is there because the wee darlings are in a dangerous situation, ready to pluck them away from the jaws of misfortune. Well then, Mister or Miss Smarty-Reader, why isn't the angel in front of the children, to gently nudge them away from the edge? As it is, the best they can do is yank the kids back by the hair, causing them severe trauma and possibly a near-death experience.
|Pietro da Cortona: The Guardian Angel (Source)|
In conclusion, happy belated Feast of the Guardian Angels! Also, my apologies to Sister Sue for perhaps taking her idea in an unintended direction.