Geoff's angel...isn't she exquisite?
Photo credit - Geoff Albert
Geoff owns several beautiful vacation rental suites in Savannah.
He and his partner have completely restored a lovely old historic Savannah home...The Waldburg...located at 1002 Drayton Street, overlooking my favorite park, Forsyth Park.
The Waldburg is a perfect location for a group or a wedding party, because it has 3 separate suites with an upper floor residence, a main floor residence and a delightful carriage house that opens onto East Waldburg Street and is a short walk to the park.
The crowning touch to this elegant restoration is a lovely marble angel standing in the front yard of the property, arms outstretched as if welcoming you into her home. Geoff found this delightful creature in an antique shop and promptly paid the owner of the shop for her, brought her to The Waldburg and nestled her into the landscaping in the front yard. You can see her guarding the property in the bottom left corner of this photo of The Waldburg...
Last week, in the early morning hours, someone took advantage of the night sky and crept into the front yard at The Waldburg. For some unfathomable reason, this moron smashed the angel from her base, leaving her lying face down in the mulch of cedar chips. To add to the destruction, the idiot wrenched the angel's hands from her arms, leaving nothing more than a small pile of marble chips and a broken angel with no hands lying on the ground.
I was speechless when Geoff called that afternoon to tell me what had happened to his angel. I could hear the emotion in his voice as he shared with me the details that he'd been given by the renters in one of the Waldburg suites. What was there to say to him, except an inept and heartfelt "I'm truly sorry."
What causes someone to think that this is a great idea?
How can this person look at themselves in the mirror in the morning, knowing that those delicate marble hands are lying on the floor in the front foyer of their home or in the back seat of their car?
"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another."
~ Luciano de Crescenzo