Saturday, March 02, 2013

Small Virtues

As I pulled up to the gym the other morning for a group exercise class, right there in front of me was this perfect shadow dance. Much like the infamous pose of Martha Graham. I feel fortunate to have been there at that moment to see and capture it so that I can share it with you. A soliloquy, of sorts.

"Do not think a small virtue
Will not return in your future lives.
Just as falling drops of water
Will fill a large container,
The little virtues
The steadfast accumulate
Will completely overwhelm them."

~The Buddha

May your each and every day abound in small virtues.

Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2012 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account.

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Sylvia K said...

Lovely shadow shot for the day, Paula, and the perfect words to start my weekend! Thank you!! Have a lovely weekend!!

robin. said...

...such beauty, right there, just waiting to be discovered!! i LOVE this!!! GREAT quote!! happy weekend!!!


Ralph said...

I never thought of spindly trees performing aerobics...yet this one is doing its morning wakeup exercises with vigor it seems. This one seems to be getting its heart pumping...excellent antique edit!

MyMaracas said...

Yes, yes! A shadow dance indeed. Well spotted and beautifully shot and presented. The effects are perfect.

Norma Ruttan said...

cheers for the shadow dance, well done!
Buddha had to have been a wise cookie

LV said...

A wonderful sight of the trees dancing in the wind.

namaki said...

Thank you for the dancing shadows and the wise words ...

blogitse said...

Beautiful post, again!
Hope you have a good week ahead!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Tree shadows dancing on walls--I never tire of seeing them! Lovely!

Ruffling the Shadows

Chubskulit Rose said...

At a first glance, I thought that there were two tress. Gorgeous!

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A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful shot. Both trees seem to be performing in synch. This is what I love about nature. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Yoshi said...

Terrific capture with meaningful words!
Thanks for sharing.


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