Saturday, May 30, 2009

shadows in the dark...



When I was a little girl, I admit that I may have been a bit different, shall we say. Although it shames me to admit, I was afraid of my shadow. I just could not understand why it kept following me around and immitating everything I was doing. I mean, how incredibly annoying.

I'd be walking down the street and all of a sudden, out of no where, it would POP right up scaring the dickens out of me. No warning whatsoever.

Let's not even think about times when I had 2 shadows...depending on the angle you are to the source of light, you can have more than one shadow. Now that, my friends, was freaky. If there was only one of me, why would there 2 shadows? Jumbie a follow me.

But nowadays, I peep through fences trying to capture the beauty of shadows in the dark.

How far we've come, eh?

10 comments:

Wanda said...

Now you seek that which you used to fear! How amazing is that? Love is stronger than Jumbie.

Paige said...

That is a beautiful picture. I like the reflection on the placid water.

I used to try to step on my shadow - I think my parents told me to try to keep me occupied for a while!

Gayle said...

How pretty! I'm glad you got over your childhood fear so that you could bring us this beautiful image!

Christina said...

This is wonderful! I learned something new about you.
And it hasn't scared me off. I still love ya, something awful!
; )

vchelle said...

Funny story... I was never afraid of my shadow. I like this photo because it represents peace and far awayness to me (if that is a word..) (smile).

Anali said...

Like Paige, I used to like to step on my shadow and always found it amusing to play with.

I'm glad you can enjoy shadows now. They do make great pictures! ; )

Toni said...

It's kind of funny if you stop to think about it. We outgrow one fear, only to replace it with another. Or maybe that's just me. =)

Relyn said...

I love that line, "Jumbie a follow me." Don't know why, but it has completely captured my fancy. I must go write my own story of the Jumbie who followed me home.

sunnymama said...

I'm smiling at you peeking though fences to capture the beauty of shadows :)

smith kaich jones said...

Oh, we are sisters under the skin! As a child, my shadow terrified me, made even worse by the fact that it was everywhere I went! LOL! The darkness was my friend, keeping that horrible shadow at bay. And yes! 2 shadows!! Just last summer, there was a morning I found myself face to face (to face?) with 2 shadows in my front yard. Luckily, they are now my welcome companions.

:) Debi