Saturday, July 2, 2011

...i am i said...

"all my life i had been looking for something,
and everywhere i turned someone tried to tell me what it was.
 i accepted their answers too,
though they were often in contradiction and even
 i was naïve.
 i was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself
questions which i, and only i, could answer.
it took me a long time and much painful
boomeranging of my expectations to achieve
 a realization everyone else appears to have been
born with:
 that i am nobody but myself."
~ralph ellison

"i am.
i said.
i am.
said i."
light + objects = shadows.
join us.
heading camping.
hope everyone (states side)
 has a great 4th!!
be safe.
just BE.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You are!

(Thanks for your early visit!)


My shadow has come out to play.
Oh, shadow, please don’t run away!
Stay here by my side,
Pretend you’re my bride—
Be true to me now and alway!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and here

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

What a better place to be the 'I am' than with family in the great outdoors, let's enjoy it while we can and our freedoms still ring(sorta)in these troubling times. It is important to believe who you are, no one can take that away from da man!!!

Have a safe holiday lil' sister and control that crazy Momma of yours(like minds)...very scary!!!Ha!!!


Ralph said...

We are unique individuals, the light and shadow may fall on all, but we interpret things as we will alone. An poem of truth, we must be true to ourselves first. The feet are a pair from one person - the view of one with, yet one apart from the herd...

Cassie said...

What a delicate little shadow on your ankle! The quote made me burst into that old Neil Diamond song. Each of us is so individual. So especially ourselves,no? Have a good weekend Miss Robin.

Sylvia K said...

I love it - the feet in your header shot and the ones in your shadow shot! They say a great deal! Have a wonderful day, Robin and a Happy 4th of July! Enjoy!


Ms. Becky said...

oh this was a lovely sit with you Robin. and what a nice foot too. I frequently see foot photographs, but none as nice as yours. really. you ARE. happy SSS Robin, and have a grand weekend.

whizkid said...

"that i am no body but myself" - words to live by.
lovely photo too :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so busy singing Neil Diamond (I love that song) I nearly forgot to say that I love the shadow shot!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the firm sense of self value both in the photo and your words! Shadow and light are tuned to a balance! Lovely!

STEF said...

You are loved for who you are. I moved to a new domain, and HERE is my entry. Hope you can visit and follow me too, thank you!

Spadoman said...

My youngest daughter once told me, "Dad, you're never gonna find what you're looking for."
She was talking to me about all the traveling I was doing at the time. Oh, I still travel, but I have more purpose now, and not just running away like I had done in the past. I became okay with it, and accepted... me.
I love the sharing you';ve done here, thankmyou. I hope you are having a great time camping.


Paula Scott said...

"Be true to thine own self". Easy to say. Hard to do. A work of a lifetime, or sure! But, the closer we get to it, the better off we are! I love those toes!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photography.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Wow... sounds "I am" every lil words you said.

Happy SSS, Rob.

Greetings from a summery Stockholm,

EG Wow said...

These are shadows I would likely have missed. It's great to slow down and really see. :)

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Sweet shot! Hope you had a lovely weekend!!