(I haven’t composed any short stories recently so decided to write this one after watching the play of shadows in the afternoon sun. Enjoy!)
The shadow followed him everywhere he went which made sense because after all that’s what shadows do.
Problem being this wasn’t his shadow. It hadn’t properly been his shadow for some time. In fact now that he thought about it he wasn’t exactly sure how long it had been since this current shadow had replaced his own. He just knew it wasn’t his. Especially when it decided to go somewhere other than where he was going and he was forced to go along.
Living in the city, where it seemed there were lights reflecting his shadow everywhere, he had come to have a distinct love of overcast days – no shadow. Of course when evening arrived, shadows came and went so depending on varying light sources he was partial stuck depending on what the shadow wanted to do.
So that’s how things proceeded until finally one day he turned and staring at the shadow on a brightly lit day he confronted it. “Go away and bring my own shadow back.” He said, raising his voice.
To his astonishment although he shouldn’t have been surprised the shadow responded. “No, I like it here, besides, your shadow was happy to trade places with me. He didn’t like you.”
“Well that’s ridiculous, shadows don’t have a say, they just are.” The fellow yelled back at the shadow. The shadow went mute and the man looked around realizing he was attracting attention as the shadow continued to pull him along.
“Where are you taking me?”
If a shadow could grin this one would have, instead its shoulders silently shook indicating laughter. The shadow leaned in close and whispered in his ear.
“Only the Shadow knows.”
Hope you liked this little bit of whimsy. Thanks for stopping by,
See into my world and believe in you and I … and all our tomorrows. Every single one of us! Love can conquer all if we believe it to be so!
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Thank you, have an awesome remainder of your week!
With much affection,
As one person to another I can share love and peaceful intent – pass along calm, caring words that can give rise to positive thoughts and actions for bringing us all just a little bit closer to each other.
This I can do with openhearted expression and understanding. One person, one day at a time.
THIS I CAN DO AND SO CAN YOU!
With sincere love and affection,
That is until we humans complicate them.
Culture (within societies – local, national and international) play a large role in equipping us, as we go through life, with “glasses of preconceptions” through which we view and interpret reality around us. Most specifically when it comes to realizing that others with other values or “glasses” can view the world differently but feel the same perfect validity as we do.
Yet, I truly believe that some things are universally understood and …
“It really is that simple. One word. One people. One planet. One Goal ~ LOVE!” ~ Plh
Unspoken it’s true
Yet you promised me this:
With our last kiss
one shared with bliss.
With final embrace
that’ll never erase
your gentle caress
of finest finesse.
a shining sublime
of, lasting always,
a love so divine.
Never ever to be
… feeling bereft
and though I still cry
I now know why
… you left.
Tho’ love can be pure
It sometimes can’t endure
or so it seems
save in one’s dreams.
“So I’ll see you there
sweet love of mine,
Where love will last
for all of time.” ~ Plh, 2016
With quiet yet firm tread
I move ‘midst cacophony of profoundly noisy hatred & fear.
be not afraid, for I bring strength of peace, harmony and unity
and a surety of purpose for all life on our home the planet Earth.
I am … Love!
~ Plh, 2016
Our Crazy World
full of crazy contradictions
… as a summer storm,
so I hold on tight, believe I’m right –
try my best surviving crazy days and nights.
And through despair, trying not to care
evening though I know I’ll still be there,
because I wont give in,
I’ve got my pride, heart open wide
And even though
I know it’s (damn) hard to win.
Still even so,
how I love …
Our Crazy World.
Hang in there everyone. Life isn’t the easiest right now but I believe … in you and a better tomorrow for all of us. Have a wonderful weekend.
With sincere affection,