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Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel

This Italian marble beauty is the angel referred to in Thomas Wolfe's novel of the same name. The angel stands over a grave in the Oakdale Cemetary in Hendersonville, North Carolina.


Wolfe's Angel Resides Over Snowy Compound

Wolfe's Angel Resides Over Snowy Compound

The snow was falling as was the temperature. This frigid day in North Carolina was one of the coldest on record. The puff of white appeared to be trailing the angel's upraised hand.


Intricate Stone Tree Marks Path to Angel

Intricate Stone Tree Marks Path to Angel

Could this wonder of a headstone been carved and placed by Thomas Wolfe's father? I am often surprised by the synchronousness of life. What is the sense and purpose of life on earth?


Wolfe's Angel Sign on 6th Avenue

Wolfe's Angel Sign on 6th Avenue

If you are traveling west on 6th Avenue away from Hendersonville, heading in the direction of Laurel Park, the Oakdale Cemetary will be on your left.