109 Days ’til 40: Images in Shadows

04 Nov


Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.  The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I was young I used to love shadow puppets.  It was so much fun to wave my hand in front of a light source, such as a flashlight, and project images on the wall with my hands.  I loved attempting to make many different animals.  I find images in shadows very appealing, such as the image above – the image of a tree is clearly seen in the shadow.

Today, 109 days ’til 40, I gaze at images in shadow and am reminded of my youth.



Posted by on November 4, 2012 in attitude, Children, Health, mental health


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21 responses to “109 Days ’til 40: Images in Shadows

  1. buckwheatsrisk

    November 4, 2012 at 00:16

    well since your so close to 40 it’s wonderful that you can remember your youth!! 😉 LOL

  2. viveka

    November 4, 2012 at 10:17

    I was the same as a child – always made shadow figures.

  3. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    November 4, 2012 at 13:32

    Love that first quote.

  4. sued51

    November 4, 2012 at 16:06

    I love the quotes…

  5. mskatykins

    November 4, 2012 at 20:06

    I love doing things that remind me of childhood. I think my favourite thing is looking up at the sky and making shapes from the clouds! 🙂

  6. A Table in the Sun

    November 4, 2012 at 23:18

    Hello Beautiful Blogger Award Recipient. I hope my mention in Pink Coconuts and the Best Reality Show Ever brings some readers your way. Thanks for being among the best online reality shows ever!

    • 400daystil40

      November 5, 2012 at 19:26

      Wow!!! Thank you so much for the compliment! What a great way to start my day!!! 🙂

      • A Table in the Sun

        November 6, 2012 at 03:25

        You’re welcome. I always look forward to reading your posts. If you are so inclined, post 7 interesting things about you, and nominate 15 bloggers for the Beautiful Blogger Award. If not, no problem…’s win win either way…..that’s my reality anyway!

  7. Spider42

    November 5, 2012 at 09:41

    Your post made me remember one of my most favourite concepts, Plato’s allegory of the cave.
    Are you familiar with it? It’s an intriguing one.

  8. knitxpressions

    November 5, 2012 at 10:33

    I really love those two quotes! Thank you for sharing them =)

  9. Another Thousand Words

    November 5, 2012 at 18:21

    It is good you agree with Mr. Lincoln, 400…we could use more of his wisdom in our daily lives! BTW…that’s a very fine ‘shadow image’ (I know, because I photograph shadows all the time!)!!!

    • 400daystil40

      November 5, 2012 at 19:22

      Thank you so much for the awesome compliment!!! 🙂


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