Look out!

Here’s a photo from October 2019. I thought I was taking a picture of the humdrum, but I may have captured drama in the making.

Look out, person shadow! A giant blob shadow is about to eat you!

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Never mind…it’s just the shadow of me, and next to me, the shadow of my faithful vehicle, Cara Mia McGill. Who will not hurt anyone and in fact, only wants to please.

Well, that is a relief.

In Which I Connect With My Inner Silhouette

A few days ago I was about to start on a run/walk along the Green Ribbon Trail. As always, I stopped in at the bathroom by the parking lot. Just in case, right? This little building proclaims its identity from afar, that’s for sure. Those figure signs are visible from quite a distance.

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I’d never noticed how many signs there are on the ladies’ room door, but once again, you can’t make a mistake about what this door leads to, can you?

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But the reason I’m even mentioning all of this is, I took a close¬†look at the woman figure on the sign to the left. A very stylish lady, I thought, and so much more interesting than those blocky stolid ones that are the standard.

As I walked back across the lot toward the trail’s start, my attention was caught by the image of my shadow on the asphalt. I do love shadows and having just examined that lady silhouette, I was struck by how my shadow seemed to have some kinship with her. Even the color scheme is similar, though reversed. So I took my own picture a few times – I especially like the way my hat looks!

View from the Top

I took this picture of my shadow. I didn’t realize I’d anchored it with my actual feet until I saw the picture at home rather than in the camera. It happened that way because I took the picture without putting on my close-range glasses – after my recent cataract surgery I don’t see well at all close up, and that has an effect on taking pictures with my little camera and its little screen! I’ll be getting new glasses soon, but in the meantime…

Anyway, I like the picture. Something about it just seems to be making a statement, but I am not sure what. Stay rooted? Reality and its shadow? The intersection of reality and a different reality?

Doesn’t matter. I just like the picture.

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