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the shape of life

Pattern and texture, white space and curves, the shadows and reflections that give form to everything we see.

They dance around us, these shadows, almost real but not quite tangible, we see ourselves in their posture, we find things that aren’t really there, we spar with them, tease with them, create with them.

Sometimes they precede us, stepping through life just a split-second before we get there, and sometimes they trail behind, extending our height and lingering in the places we have just been.

It’s hard to think of a shadow as something real, you can’t hold onto it, you can see right through it, but you can’t erase it. Light and shadow are intertwined, you can’t have one without the other. Sometimes you stand in the light, other times you must plod through the darkness.

They come in all shapes and sizes, and complete the spectrum of black to white with contrast and softness, hard-edges and blurs, angles and curves. So much life to be found, there, amongst the shadows.

Today I think I’m going to tango with mine. Or lift my arms and pirouette, glide a little way across the floor. I think I’ll seek out the shadows of this day, and see what I find there, waiting.

A new perspective, perhaps, or maybe the shape

of things to come.

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Comments
  • MrsWhich January 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

    (smile)

  • Jillsy Girl January 26, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I have a feeling you were prompted by the second video! Am I right?

    “It’s hard to think of a shadow as something real, you can’t hold onto it, you can see right through it, but you can’t erase it.” Love this!

  • Kathryn January 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I’ve always been intrigued by shadows, there have been many times where I’ve been scared by my own.

  • Debi January 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    shadows are some of the realest things i know, full of the truth and stuffed with with secrets, and not quite touchable, but real, nonetheless. always there, as you said, standing next to the light.

  • Sally G. January 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I spend each day seeing things that aren’t there. I love shadows ~ residue of what was, what might be or something unfulfilled. Okay, I actually don’t love shadows now that I think about it – but I love pictures that include shadows in them. Spectacular interpretation.

  • Jamie S January 26, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Ah – gorgeous – so beautiful and profound.

  • Liz January 26, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I want to dance with you or next to you.

  • lisa January 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    A truly beautiful post. So enjoyed reading this!

  • Nana January 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I want to be in the shadows and watch you dance 😉

  • Barbara S. January 26, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Beautiful musings… ” Light and shadow are intertwined, you can’t have one without the other. Sometimes you stand in the light, other times you must plod through the darkness.” So true!

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