Weekly Photo Challenge: COMPANIONABLE

My Shadow

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,

And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.

He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;

And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

Robert Louis Stevenson

What could be more intimate? Sticking to you through thick and thin, 24/7, always at your heels? Here is my life companion’s life companion  —

Portrait of Frank

And this is my own other companion —

Stepping Into the Picture - Version 2

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16 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: COMPANIONABLE

  1. Teresa says:

    Those are two very clever and thoughtful photos. I like.

  2. jfb57 says:

    I love shadow photos. They are so tantalizing. Show a shape but leave the rest to the imagination!

  3. Someone you can always count on. Great take. 🙂

  4. Perfect combination of theme, poem and photos! How fun!

  5. Pauline says:

    “The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
    Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
    For he sometimes shoots up taller like an India-rubber ball,
    And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all.”

    I’ve been trying to explain the Bean’s shadow to her… she likes to chase hers but does not like to be chased by it in return!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      The Bean may be on to something. Hans Christian Andersen wrote a truly terrifying “fairy tale” about a man and his shadow. (Called The Shadow, if you’re in the mood for a horror story.) So treat her tenderly! As I know you always do —

  6. Your picture reminds me of the shadow drawings I do with my kids. We stand perfectly still in the morning and trace our shadows with chalk. Stand in the same spot around noon, and trace it again. Then one more time as the sun sets. You can watch how “you moved” throughout the day with never changing where your feet were planted. We always evolve move around, don’t we?

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Such an interesting observation! Such a thought never occurred to me, I and think it would be a really interesting experiment to try. If the sun ever shines again, that is.
      Maybe Pauline could do that with The Bean, her little granddaughter!

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