Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wordy Wednesday #48: Me and My Shadow


I'm not sure why I like this picture. Maybe because my legs look thin in the shadow? [Oh, right, I stopped giving a crap about my perceived fat thighs more than 25 years ago. 'Tho that was still too many years after the trauma of middle school and high school and forgoing shorts because, God forbid, someone boy might think my thighs were chunkier than the stick figure next to me. Who, by the by, not only had no legs to speak of but no breasts either.]

There I go again, digressing regressing. I like the feel that maybe the shadow is the person and she just has her shoes on backwards. That shadow is as close to an alternate universe I can get. Maybe, in that alternate universe my shadow inhabits, the feet are alternate as well.

Or maybe it all just means that I need to get out more.
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8 comments:

Geraldine said...

Do we ever make peace with our thighs? ;<) Interesting post Patois!

Momisodes said...

I think many of us would prefer our shadow shape over our actual ones.

TorAa said...

This is just brilliant

D... said...

I adore shadow pictures! I really like the shoes being included. Great shot!

Tara R. said...

Interesting perspective! I really like this one too.

bernthis said...

Oh God, if I could tell you the number of times I did that shadow thing with my legs. I hated them growing up, hated them and sometimes would stand looking at my shadow for way too long.

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

Love your thoughts about shadows such as "close to an alternative universe I can get"
The angle of your photo is so cool.

From another "flat one" in 7th grade

Lori said...

I can't even think about middle school without throwing up. Nice photo! Love the B/w.

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