My Shadow Self[ie]

It’s been like summer here in Fuengirola. I’ve been trying to spend as much time outside as I can. This afternoon, I managed to get in an hour on the beach — walking, lying in the sand, splashing in the water, and discovering more sea glass.

Never big on “selfies,” I took one to send to the Dowager Duchess (which I immediately emailed from the beach). But then I spotted my shadow in the surf and I got a better idea. An idea that could easily become an obsession.

There was an American writer named Djuna Barnes, active in the 1920s and 1930s, who said: “A man is whole only when he takes into account his shadow.”

(Click any image to cast a giant shadow.)

I know it’s only a shadow.
But it’s all mine!

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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