It says something about St. Louis that its most prominent park contains a memorial to the soldiers and sailors of the Confederacy and that this monument was constructed in 1915. I don’t comprehend or fully grasp the affinities that some contemporary white Southerners may have for the Confederacy and wonder how blacks in the South or anywhere feel about such sentiments. I am posting this mostly, though, to document St. Louis’ history as largely a Southern-sympathizing city and not really to comment upon that too much. On my walk last night, I noticed that someone had made a snow-angel at the base of the memorial, which mirrors the angel at the top of the memorial (which I have attempted to accentuate in my picture above). I have no idea whether this angel was made in sympathy or antipathy to the message of the memorial, whether the angel maker was echoing the angel above or flapping his or her wings in defiant counter-point.