I love looking at shadows, which is interesting because I was afraid of them as a child. Now I have an endless fascination with shadows. It’s like their hiding secrets somehow, things not quite visible to the eye, not quite.
They are illusionary. There is this instant connection to the unknown, mysterious – great for ones’ imagination.
For that reason shadows have always been great subject matter for both photographers and writers.
And shadows can be beautiful to look at, depending on the casting.
Take this shadow here for example it casts a silhouette of the person standing there and that shadow is not going anywhere.
It will stay exactly where it is, attached to the person. A shadow by its very nature cannot let go.
But when the person turns away from the shadow and faces the light … it’s gone.
I think life is a little like that, the shadows in life that cling that we can’t seem to make go away. Remember that a shadow in and of itself does not know how to let go.
It is the change in direction that makes the difference. As it is in nature, so it is in life.
Everyone have a happy Sun-day, one with no shadows. ♥