Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Shadows

Working, 2014

Yesterday evening someone else sat in my chair at my desk.  I sat on the other side, in a rarely used chair meant for guests. We worked, argued a little, pouted, listened to birds and wind, watched shadows dance, accomplished some important tasks, and then quietly walked amongst the eucalyptus trees in the dark.

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  1. Yes, we did all those things. I'm glad you captured that image to remember the day. It kind of reminds of your Grandpa John's quote, "I only remember the good times."

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    1. Funny. Good old Grandpa John. I thought this post could also be titled something like, My Wife Is a Pain in the...

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  2. Sounds like a good day. Beautiful Picture.

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    1. It had its ups and downs, as most do. Thank you.

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  3. Gorgeous dreamy picture. It's fun to change places sometimes--things feel different.

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    1. Thank you. Things do feel different. It was a good idea.

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  4. I love this...such a good day all in all.

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    1. Yes. It's all in how we frame things.

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  5. And there is so much light emitting from the shadows...

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    1. It all just appeared there on the wall, at first it was faint, but then the contrast grew and grew, and then it disappeared. Ah, life...

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  6. Lovely - such a beautiful portrait. The light is amazing...and the walk through the gums sounds like the perfect end to the day.

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    1. Ending a day in such a way really makes you think about where you choose to live your life. I'm happy to have those gums around, even though they aren't native ; )

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  7. If only we could snap a photo or two of the shadows that steal across our souls, we might learn something of ourselves: the art and essence of chiaroscuro...Your post has me waxing thoughtful today and your photo is inspiring. Thank you.

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    1. Life is filled with those lights and dark contrasts, isn't it? A photo of the soul. What an intriguing concept.

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  8. I've been loving your light/dark/shadow IG photos lately. These words just added another beautiful dimension with the backstory.

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  9. I always enjoy your quietly thought-provoking writing and photos - but the walk through the eucalyptus stopped me in my tracks. What a foreign, wonderful image to me!

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    1. Those trees I refer to are in a pretty magical part of the city. I know you know all about magical landscapes.

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  10. Sometimes its good to sit on the other chair, on the other side of your perspective, isn't it?
    And better still - a walk amongst eucalyptus :)

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    1. Yes. It is a version of walking a mile in another person's shoes.

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  11. A moment beautifully captured (in words and pictures)! Congrats on the book by the way!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. Now on to what's next!

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