Photo Reflection of the Day #52: Shadow Dog

What Is It

A hand shadow of a dog on from classroom projector.

Why It's today's Pick

I was always amused with hand shadow puppets but never really good with them.  The dog or the fighting squirrel were the best that I could do.  And yet, I am inevitably tempted whenever this is the chance to make shadow puppets.  In this case, I was waiting for a computer to book up while the project was on.  In thinking of shadows of course, it's easy to slip into discussion of facades and even "the cave" but in such a vain, they remind me more of movies and fiction--they are not real--in fact, to some degree, they block out the real (i.e. light or living actual life), and yet, they provide something worth considering when not engaged with them.  I think about how all the stories (shadows) move with me through my life and it's rather rewarding.  By the way, can you tell that I composed this before my literature course.

This submission is part of the 365 Challenge.  For 2015's submissions, check out this link to all the posts.  For access to all photos, which open for reuse under a Creative Commons License, check out the full album on Flickr.

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