Friday, August 15, 2008

Me and My Shadow

Some days are like this. It's rare, but I'm bored. I shouldn't be because I have to clean my house, make some jewelry, and cook supper. Yet, today, on this gorgeous summer day, I'm feeling lazy and bored. When I was a child, I was alone a lot. There weren't many children in my neighborhood. Actually, there was only one that I could call a playmate. Her name was Dolores and she was 4 years older than me. She was very nice to me, but she was older than me, so I didn't see much of her either. I had no brothers or sisters. I was an only child. I wasn't lonely though. I had many friends. There was Fu-fu, Kastrina, and Drinkwater. Yes, you guessed it, they were imaginary, but they were my friends. I had one other friend, my shadow. We played a lot together when no one was around. Since I was so bored today, I decided to do something that I could never do as a child, and that is to take pictures of me playing with my shadow. Here they are. It's just Me and My Shadow.

Now, where did that Shadow go?

Here you are. I feel like Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind." This is fun!

We're stepping high on the grass! This is good exercise too!

Now, I'm a paper doll. I haven't played with paper dolls since I was little! I love it!

Now, we are at the disco with John Travolta strutting our stuff on the dance floor.

Well, I'm still dancing to the music only I can hear. I wonder what the neighbors think? Oh, well, me and my shadow have had a great time! Bye. I'm going to take a nap. I'm tired.


Lou said...

I love your shadow photographs and the one about your dog below. I see you are an etsy seller like me too!

rosebud101 said...

Yes, Lou, I am an etsy seller too. What is your etsy name?

Maggie said...

What fun! Shadow play sounds like the perfect way to spend a summer day.

angelinabeadalina said...

Imaginary friends and paper dolls, what great memories! My sister was the one with the imaginary friends. They were named Cheeseburger and Ham. I loved paper dolls when I was little, especially since I got them as hand-me-downs from a couple of different teenage friends of the family and felt special because the "big" girls gave me their toys :) I'm glad you and your shadow had fun today! James will certainly approve, too, if he sees these pics-- he can't walk across a parking lot in town without trying to play tag with his shadow.

Right Turn ArtWerks said...

What a cool post Mallory, did you know that I am an only too! I love shadows and Spike seems like a doll.