Saturday, March 21, 2009

Day 79: Shadows

Day 79: Shadows, originally uploaded by susanvg.

I find shadows fascinating - replicas of reality but also distortions. The street lamp drew these branches on the garage door - an ephemeral piece of art to be viewed in the moment. Shadows can be pale replicas or larger than life.

As life casts shadows on us, we react in different ways, sometimes growing from it and sometimes letting the shadow grow larger than it merits, immobilizing us through our worry. Carl Sandburg said, “Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” So I shall try to make a poem of my life and dance with the shadows.


  1. Excellent reflection! Hope the shadow-dancing is a successful venture! :)

  2. Lovely analogies. Very nice story today.