Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Shadow dancing down the hallway



What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent Van Gogh

I took this picture last summer at a sculpture garden. The sculpture is actually 2 origami horses made of steel but I was so taken by the shadow of a dancer, I missed taking a shot of them. Do you think the sculptor thought for even one minute about what would happen if someone were standing in that exact spot at that exact time of day? Things happen the way they are supposed to. I am now dancing down that hallway with glee...as much of the time as I can, bitch or not. The Van Gogh quote led me to choose Courage as my word of the year. Crazy or not, the Vin man was right. Here's to attempting!

Grace in small things:
1. The smell and taste of fresh parsley
2. The shadows the brilliant sunshine makes
3. Slippers that are warm without socks
4. Comforting old movies
5. Being able to take care of business without leaving the house!

10 comments:

Paula Scott said...

OOOO...pretty darned cool shadow! I would've done the same thing! Shot the shadow and forget to shoot the object for viewer reference. Would've been great for the Shadow Shot Sunday posts! ; )

Stephanie said...

That shadow is amazing...my guess is it's serendipidous? bUT, you've seen some amazing art I'm sure where the shadow is the artwork....

I think COURAGE is a wonderful word for 2009, we all need a healthy dose of it.

x..x
steph

J ..de Santa Fe said...

Glorious image ... . Bravo!

You've got me thinking COURAGE ..
don't want to be Miss CopyCat, but do you think I might jump on your bandwagon and adopt it as my word, too? I've been searching for a single word to paint across my living room wall .. giant letters reaching down a expanse of about 20 ft.
This may be IT.
J de CCat

Chris said...

You know what? That steel origami is spectacular, but what really got me?


parsley...

Chris said...

and smooches to you!

vicki archer said...

Fantastic shot - you were really in the right place at the right time, xv.

Stephanie said...

a thank you awaits...

Christina said...

Beautiful! The taste of parsley, I love the thought of that, topping some of my favorite dishes, chopped just right. : )

Courage, I will add that to the board. : ) It's lovely

paris parfait said...

Fabulous shadow. Your artist's eye is showing! And old movies have helped me get through some difficult times. xoxox

m. heart said...

what a fantastic discovery, that fleeting shadow of the dancers! thanks so much for visiting my blog this week!