The shadow is that place between darkness and light.
Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia
We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows,
the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates…
Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.
– Junichiro Tanizaki
The loveliest things in life are but shadows, and they come and go, and
change and fade away…”
– Charles Dickens
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow.
– T. S. Eliot
Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan
A shadow on the wall
boughs stirred by the noonday wind
that’s enough earth
and for the eye
enough celestial participation.
– Gottfried Benn
Translated from The German by Michael Hofmann
New York City, USA
I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be…
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