Shadows of differences / Sombras de diferencias

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

WE ARE ALL SOMEWHAT MOODY of late. That’s a given. This morning was another one of those mornings for me. I was up around 7 but went back to sleep (always a mistake). The REM/Covid dreams I then had ruined a restful night’s sleep and started me off in a rotten mood. But I pushed myself out of the house before lunch for a walk under blue skies and sunshine. It’s only 70°F/21°C, but it feels and looks like summer.

I bruised the bottom of my foot the other day. Don’t ask. Also, don’t walk 6 miles in shoes not meant for long walks. Go back home and change the shoes. It’s getting better. I stayed mostly off it for two days — which had a lot to do with my mood. I walked a bit yesterday and walked 5 miles (8 km) today. It’s sore but not as sore as it’s been. I have plenty of photos from today’s walk, which turned my mood around — mostly. However, before I left the house, I grabbed some shots from the terrace of the shadow world below. Today’s title is from Vladimir Nabokov:

Resemblances are the shadows of differences.
Different people see different similarities
and similar differences.


TODOS ESTAMOS UN POCO DE humor últimamente. Eso es un hecho. Esta mañana fue otra de esas mañanas para mí. Me levanté alrededor de las 7 pero me volví a dormir (siempre un error). Los sueños REM / Covid que luego arruiné una noche de sueño reparador y me pusieron en marcha de muy mal humor. Pero salí de la casa antes del almuerzo para dar un paseo bajo el sol y el cielo azul. Hace solo 70 ° F / 21 ° C, pero se siente y parece verano.

Me lastimé la planta del pie el otro día. No preguntes. No preguntes. Pero, además, no camine 10 km (6 millas) con zapatos que no sean para caminatas largas. Vuelve a casa y cámbiate los zapatos. Está mejorando. Me mantuve mayoritariamente fuera de él durante dos días, lo que tuvo mucho que ver con mi estado de ánimo. Caminé un poco ayer y caminé 8 km (5 millas) hoy. Me duele, pero no tanto como antes. Tengo muchas fotos de la caminata de hoy, que cambiaron mi estado de ánimo, en su mayoría. Sin embargo, antes de salir de la casa, tomé algunas fotos desde la terraza del mundo de sombras de abajo. El título es de Vladimir Nabokov:

Las semejanzas son las sombras de las diferencias.
Diferentes personas ven diferentes similitudes
y diferencias similares.

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..

30 thoughts on “Shadows of differences / Sombras de diferencias”

  1. I love these! The whole upside-downess of it all appeals to my wistful side. I’m humming Shadow Dancing. It has a cheerier beat than that Vladimir Nabokov thingy. My back yard is putting on its spring finery and looking out on it makes me happy. I hope your mood picks up, Scoot. Wallow a little if needs be, but don’t linger too long. After all, you did discover a new planet!
    I seem to be disgustingly springy today.

    1. Deedles:
      Oh, I tried to decide on a shadow song to include and finally gave up. English class today. Maybe I’ll learn something. Enjoy that spring(y)!

  2. OMG!!!!! Am I drinking and can’t see it?!?!?! Say it aint so?!

    Are you telling me, not one person has some crazy weird patterned, mismatched outfit on? No one high, one low pant leg trend??? and not one croc in sight?!?!?!?!? What is your town coming too? Is Anna Wintour scheduled for a town meeting and tour???

    And everybody appeared masked?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      Crocs have become rare. Maybe they’re just not cool anymore. Or in the case of Fuengirola, maybe they’re just not NOT cool anymore. As for the patterns: Not much of that around without the British tourists. Not summery enough for the shorts/shorters yet.

    1. Mary:
      Some people have been really thrown off in the past and didn’t know they were upside down.

    1. Steve:
      Thanks for the “ugh”! Still improving today. Really annoying. Those last two shots are my favorites, as well.

    1. David:
      More of the same today. Foot still improving. A walk this afternoon is planned.

  3. I wish I could link it somehow. Have you seen the National Geographic ‘camel shadow” photo?
    The shadows look like the camels .

    1. Urspo:
      I had seen that before but thanks for the reminder. I just watched the video again. Amazing isn’t it?

  4. I LOVE these photos! Something intriguing about them. Makes one see something totally different from the original.
    Hope your foot gets better. Have you tried soaking it in epsom salts?

    1. Jim:
      I really enjoy playing with these shadow photos. Hadn’t thought of the epsom salts!

  5. Upside and black&white makes everyone look so much more elegant. These are really wonderful shots. If you ever do a show it would be nice to alternate your photos with Luke’s artwork.

  6. Fabulous ! I love when you post these shadows. I like doing reflections in windows or water.

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