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A SHADOW OF MYSELF

 
I AM A SHADOW OF MYSELF WITHOUT YOU
These words have been recorded as a spoken word track
They play once in the background

I am a shadow of myself

I was taking a photograph of a very green tree against a very blue sky when I noticed my shadow and the shadow of the trees on the road. I had earlier taken a photograph of a blackbird but with only a small camera and poor eyesight I had failed to see a goose sitting on the sand behind it. I leaned on the images above and below when writing these words

 

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But that was yesterday

Look at me today

Bigger than I've ever been before

And although just on the floor

This is me forever more

I've had all I ever want of being small

 

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The shadow above happened several days later
 Again I had not been thinking about shadows or looking for them

when I suddenly saw this one on the same path  -but earlier in the day

The words came with it

 

Film “Finding Vivian Maier” | Vivian Maier Photographer


And then having forgotten about shadows I hear for the first time about a woman photographer called Vivian Maier

Her photographs are brilliant and a film about her is being screened at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival
Looking for more information I find the link above- one of many - and included in the images
is a self portrait in which she uses a shadow on the ground

 

 

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