Saturday, March 10, 2012

...the very craving...


“to crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow.
for when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly 
as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted 
into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our 
senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? 
and here again is a foreshadowing --
 the world will be made whole. 
for to wish for a hand on one's hair is all but to feel it. 
so whatever we may lose,
 very craving gives it back to us again.” 
― marilynne robinson
it is a morning of.
seemingly warm sunshine.
but.
it is deceiving.
windy and cold.
no matter.
it is sunshine.
check out shadows from
around the hemispheres.
have a wonderful day.
just BE.
robin.

22 comments:

Genie said...

I like your equation....very clever and perfect to go with your shot this week. I especially like the etude of the fabric in the background and the table. It works beautifully with the pitcher. I really like your header. I posted a picture back after Christmas of 2 clothespins together on an old line. What is there ab out old clothespins that pulls us in. If you have the answer just let me know. Genie

Ralph said...

Shadows would not exist without light, and especially without the illumination of the sun. Our shadows below represent life, we and it move along together through our lives - sun is always the best part of a cold and windy day, it allows us to view the day in the most optimistic way...

Kelly said...

The Robinson quote is quite nice..the type to read, and read again.

We're enjoying sunshine at the moment, between the storms. Your sunshine does look warm, even if its not.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Lovely composition. (Your picture and of course also the quote).

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shot and words for the day as always, Robin!! It's raining again here -- rained all night, supposed to rain for most of the week! The temps aren't bad, but if it's wet it seems colder than it is! Hope you have a good weekend! Stay warm -- and dry!

Sylvia

John McElveen said...

“to crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow.

What an awesome line! Great shot Robin. Be blessed and have a great weekend!

John

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful composition.

Regards and best wishes

Chubby N Chieque said...

Missing your prose, Rob...

It always give me a heads up. Loving the prose as evah as well your never ending professional way of photography.

Hugs,
/chie

Joan said...

Love the quote. The last sentence says it all.
Yes...sunshine is good. :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Robin girl I can see so many details to this shadow shot .. the opposing layers of texture from each surface .. the light and shadow .. it looks simple at first and then looking closer it is far more complex .. such as the quote is !
Joy : )

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Ooo I love the little pitcher! Happy SSS.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

At least the shadows don't blow away with all of this wind we've had!! The sun does feel good to see though! Happy Shadow Shot Robin!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice, the shadow on the textured cloth. Very artsy!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the fabric texture - as if keeping the shadows in place round the pitcher and letting the pitcher's shadow have its own identity! A calming image!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great Shadow Shot and verse as always, have a great week ahead my friend, and I hope you get some sunshine..

Connie Smiley said...

A fantastic image, and the quote is really wonderful--a touch of heaven. Thanks.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

House's Shadow, have a great weekend!

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful image, beautiful words. You have such a lovely composition, great depth of field, and sharp contrast between textures. Nice!

Lighthousegal said...

Your photos and words are always wonderful. The way you photograph everyday things with the perfect angles and light. Amazing!! Once again, I enjoyed visiting!

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful post!
No more snow here neither :) It was raining here yesterday but we still have some snow left..mostly dirty. Now we need a couple of warm weeks and it would be spring.
Have a good week ahead!

Sivinden said...

A simple and beautiful image! I like the words very much too, - something to dwell upon.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My goodness....once again, such an artful image. Well done. As for your composition of words...that is always a pleasure, and I look forward to reading.


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