Shadows are always there. They follow us step for step. They might be behind you: glance sideways, there it is again: turn around, it now it has gone, of course it is still there, it was just following you, it is now behind your back. To commemorate the blog my shadow said take a photo.
“No, don’t stand there, you have to have the sun behind you.”
“Yes, but do something more sensible with your arms, don’t bunch them together.”
“I am not bunching them together, I am holding the camera, otherwise I would not be able to take my/your/our photo.”
Those shadows can get very bossy sometimes, permanently going where I go and doing what I do.
“Don’t ask silly questions. It was all your work.”
“But it’s a dim shadow. I don’t usually do dim shadows.”
“It varies according to the light effect. It was one of those shadows you did in the evening on the stair well.”
“Not one of my best shadows.”
“But it was mysterious, strange, and I decided to keep the memory. I took at least 4 of those photos.”
“It is not every day that I am featured on your blog, so show my followers, sorry, people I follow, something where I shine. Every time you see me you grab the camera.”
“What about this one?”.
“That is much better. Now you can really see what I can do. I was in one of my proportional artistic moods, flooding the hall with light through the blinds. Can you see the reflection of my reflection on the ceiling. Perfect, yes I am a master at my trade. I am good. I am always there.”
“Don’t get conceited. You also make mistakes. When the sun disappears and night arrives there is no shadow. You disappear.”
“I do not disappear, the shadow is always with you.”
“I don’t see you when I am in my bed falling asleep.”
“What happens when you have to visit a certain place during the night for your human needs? You switch on the bedside lamp.”
“I do not have a lamp, I use my mobile telephone.”
“Who cares what you call it, but you hide it not to wake the other shadow thrower sleeping next to you because I am making shadows again. I am always with you, wherever you go and follow your path.”
“Sometimes I grope my way to that certain place in the night.”
“Yes and bump into something on the way: your own fault, if you disregard me you have to bear the consequences.”
“Shadow take a rest, the sun is disappearing behind a cloud so you will not be needed.”
“I will always be with you, whether you see me or not. One day you will no longer see me, but I will still be there waiting in the darkness.”
“Now you are getting downright morbid.”
“It’s a fact of
death, sorry life. So let us make the most of our time together on this side. As a grand finale show one of my special shadows.”
“They are all sort of special. It is difficult to choose.”
“You know the one, I really gave an effort for your camera on that time of day. It was shadow action pure. Your cane chair was at the table, in front of the window where my partner the sun was shining through. I saw you run and take your best camera for the shot. I made you famous in the world of shadow photo takers.”
“You mean there are more of us?”
“Of course, you don’t think you are the only one that apprciates our artistic values, do you? Without me Rembrandt and Johannes Ver Meer would have been nothing, and your photos would also go unnoticed. so now the grand finale please. And I will be back, no, I will stay. As a shadow I have no choice.