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Self Portrait in Shadow

Weekly Photo Challenge:  An Unusual POV (Point of View)

“Challenge yourself to rethink your ideas about what subjects are appropriate, and then challenge yourself again to find an unusual perspective on your subject.  Go out and take photos and share a shot that reveals a new and different POV. You can take a picture of a familiar subject in a fresh way…”

Self Portrait in Shadows

“Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?”  ~ Edgar Allen Poe

This famous poem questions the way one can distinguish between reality and fantasy.

 It dramatizes a confusion in watching the important things in life slip away.

Sometimes I think my real life is actually my dream life or my shadow life.

I know.

Nothing makes much sense this way.

But I like the idea of  a self portrait in shadows!


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One of the newer blogs I follow is Morristown Memos and Ronnie’s latest post was really funny.  Well, much as I hate to steal inspiration from  a blogger friend’s genius ideas, “what are friends for anyway?”  Here is my story of human exploration.  Thanks Ronnie!

Exploring a New Computer

I received a new computer for my birthday last year.   The lovely thing has so many keys and bells and whistles I knew I would spend weeks experimenting.  Why not just push buttons to see what they might do?

So I started clicking.

And suddenly there was a full screen picture

of a person I never met.

“Who is that ugly old hag?” I thought.

And then, alas, there was dismayed recognition.

“Oh No!  The Hag in the Computer is Me!”

I will never click that button again and I will ignore the sign on my computer that says “Skype – Voice and Video Calling with Built-in Webcam & Mic.”  Want me to share the picture of the hag in the computer?  Ha!

P.S.  If you would like to read Ronnie’s story of personal exploration, go to http://morristownmemos.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/the-store-window/ .  It’s a “doozy” as they used to say in the good ole days.

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