Monday, August 31, 2009

Finding Shadows

“To think of shadows is a serious thing.” ~Victor Hugo

"If you stand straight do not fear a crooked shadow." - Chinese Proverb

“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” ~Swedish proverb

Carl Jung believed that "in spite of its function as a reservoir for human darkness—or perhaps because of this—the shadow is the seat of creativity."

Would that life were like the shadow cast by a wall or a tree, but it is like the shadow of a bird in flight. ~ The Talmud

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. ~Buddha

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~Abraham Lincoln

“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” ~Carl Sandburg

“Where there is much light, the shadow is deep” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"May your joys be as bright as the morning,
And your sorrows merely be shadows that fade,
In the sunlight of love." ~Irish blessing

14 comments:

Sunny said...

Very cool. I think I will have to experiment with shadows...thanks for the inspiration!
Sunny :)

Julie said...

That Irish Blessing is fantastic, and just what I needed to hear today! (I am home sick with a cold). Poor me.....but will soon fade away like a shadow.....

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh girl, I love your collection of quotes. The shadows are terrific too. I must get out and look for some of these shadows.

Icy BC said...

wow..I love all the photos and quotes in this post!

Phoenix C. said...

I love these shadow photos and the quotes too! I'll be looking at shadows everywhere this week now!

betchai said...

wow, i love the photos and the quotes that go along. Now, you are inspiring me to pay attention to the shadows too Diane. great shots.

Lilli & Nevada said...

these are very nice shadow shots

Lindy MacDuff said...

Enjoyed all the shadows on both of your blogs. A fun change.

Loree said...

I loved your post. The photos are great too.

Cher said...

"May your joys be as bright as the morning,
And your sorrows merely be shadows that fade,
In the sunlight of love." ~Irish blessing - I LOVE IT!

all the photos are great works full of creativity!

Prospero said...

Without a doubt, the Talmud shot is my favorite.

Thanks for the za pictures. I think I'll be waiting for a while to see my tree like that!

jeannette stgermain said...

the shadow of the treetrunk is very interesting! Also the pic below that, and the last pic - you have an artis' eye, D.!

get zapped said...

wow- great shadows! It's fun to be surprised by one in passing. thanks!

Tammie Lee said...

All the shadows and shapes make this post great fun!
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