That Sneaky Old Angel of Death
The woman on the right is dying, the Angel of death already holds the woman's soul in her hands. The Angel is looking back at three boats filled with people. Whether the people are coming to rescue the woman or welcome her to The Kingdom of the Dead isn't clear and actually doesn't matter.
What does matter to me is that I don't understand what the red cord with the yellow tip represents. It rises from the woman and pierces the Angel's left shoulder. At first I thought this was a mother/daughter picture the cord seems so painful but unbreakable.
More than a spiritual connection, drawing actual angelic blood. The blood of the lamb. Perhaps this comes from a deeply hidden place where I keep my long lost Christianity.