Saturday, January 22, 2011

throughout


surely
the light of the sun
rising higher with each day
will shorten my shadow


25 comments:

Linda Sue said...

Very dark here today- VERY! Difficult to tell the dif between night and day. When the sun does come out I do really LOVE my tall shadow- I want to keep her- I am height challenged.
LOVE the sun shining between the trees- they seem to be loving it as well.

Elisabeth said...

And your days will grow warmer, Steven, as mine grow colder.

Pauline said...

goodness - you've captured beauty and yearning in one spectacular photo and 15 words!

ellen abbott said...

surely.

steven said...

linda sue the sun has been clear first thing int he morning and so there's sweet soft colours and mistiness. then as it rises higher the sky fills and the sun hides somehwere way up there. i like to play with shadows. see what they'll do. steven

steven said...

elisabeth - enjoy the flowers and the leaves. steven

steven said...

pauline - sometimes i tame my slight verbosity for the sake of the reader! you've got better things to be doing!! steven

steven said...

ellen - thanks for the vote of support!! steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes it will steven - the opposite of my aros the other day when I pointed out the a low sun makes long shadows.

Jinksy said...

Your shadow may shorten, Steven, but I think your own light shines further evry day...

steven said...

weaver thats so true!! steven

steven said...

jinksy thankyou for your very kind comment! steven

Jo said...

Love the title to this post and the shining hope represented by the photo and the words.

Surely, indeed.

Joanna said...

Thank you for this beautiful photograph Steven. It brightened my morning.

aguja said...

So few words; such a profound post.

steven said...

jo i know that i cast shadows as far as i can cast light. being aware of that and sensitive to the effects of both is tied hand-in-hand with their creation. thanks for your kind comment. steven

steven said...

joanna - there's a fair bit of light being shared around the blogosphere these past few days. those in the northern hemisphere are all too aware of the dance we're dancing!! steven

steven said...

thankyou very much aguja! steven

Dulce said...

It'll surely wil! lovely pic, Steven

Reya Mellicker said...

I have nothing better to do than read your blog - not that you have to write extensively every day. Even with just a few words you say so much.

Yes surely your shadow will shorten!

SY said...

I have never thought about that.. this clearly depicts the idea that all good things are balanced by some bad.. I guess it depends on what you think about your shadow.
great read
- Sy

steven said...

dulce - thankyou. steven

steven said...

sy - welcome! there's always a place of equilibrium but it's not always where the growth takes place. the dance backwards and forwards between light and dark, good and bad and all the other binary pieces is a starting place for figuring out so much. steven

steven said...

reya - i've been reading (for the umpteenth time) robert bly;'s book " a little book on the human shadow". it'll have crossed your path somewhere sometime. it showed up here in this little post. in addition to all the light of the world there are some long shadows. i own a few. steven

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Beautiful. Our ever shortening shadows ... what an evocative poetic reflection that says so much, so quietly.

And our short shadows will soon, hopefully, sprout bicycle wheels!