Saturday, November 5, 2011

The allegory of the church lamp

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Thanks to Shadow Shot Sunday I am starting to appreciate some shadows more than the "real" thing.

Wonder what Plato would say to that.
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17 comments:

Martha Z said...

Great shadow image and an interesting linking to the biblical parable.

Louis la Vache said...

Wonderful! «Louis», like Martha, likes the link to the parable.

Dina said...

Martha, Louis, wait! I have to confess--in the title I was just playing around with Plato's Allegory of the Cave. I wasn't even thinking (consciously, at least) of the N.T. parable of the ten virgins or the one about the lamp under a bushel.

Robin said...

Wonderful shadow, and you're right, it's more intriguing than the original.

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Gemma Wiseman said...

The church lamp shadow details the lamp's shape far more interestingly than the original! Great capture!

Kay L. Davies said...

Delightful, Dina. I love the sparkles in the original and the dignity of the shadow.

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ρομπερτ said...

It is indeed a shadow's life to exist along with light.

Towards a bright and kind time, to set on a light, Christmas might just be right.

Please have a good Sunday.

LV said...

A lot of churches may have different shadows, but yours put a light on things.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Plato would say, "By George,I think she's got it!" Or was somebody else?:)



SHADOW, WILL YOU?

Shadow, will you always be
Here where I can always see
What you do and how you play?
Or will you just slip away?


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sunflower Stippled with Shadows

crystal said...

Saw a fun claymation version of the cave allegoty once :) ... http://povcrystal.blogspot.com/2010/06/before-matrix-there-was-platos-cave.html

RNSANE said...

That is truly a beautiful shadow. I often find I like the shadows better than I do the original object.

Kay said...

Beautiful, Dina!

Kay said...

I just saw your caption, "Peeping Tom." LOVE it!

Coloradolady said...

Lovely image. I love the lamp shot. Have a great day.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Stupendous. And since it's all part of the church...quite awe inspiring too.

Off the Pier...shadows is my link, if you'd care to view.

Have a great day.

cieldequimper said...

It's been 20 years since I've read Plato.. :-) Lovely shot!

darla said...

this is really cool!