Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 30

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them. This week, I have but two little entries.

Me and my shadow … and my joyous happy-feet red Fit-Flop clogs. The poem has been one of my favorites since I was a very young child. The shoes are rather more recent, but favorites nonetheless.




I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all.

He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he’s a coward you can see;
I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.


 Fit Flops (brand name). Laugh if you like, but these are among the lightest weight, most supportive and comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Whoever it was that recommended them to me? Thank you!!

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11 replies

  1. These flops looked perfect for me, so I looked them up, and found what I generally find…nothing available in my Rose the BigFoot size. 😦 Ahhh well, I will surely find some shoes to wear before winter gets here, right?


  2. Reblogged this on Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author and commented:
    MY SHADOW by Robert Louis Stevenson
    TIMELESS POETRY: One of my all-time (since a kid) favorites too… So much so, that I taught it to my students and incorporated it into a science lesson on light and shadows! LOVE THIS POST & MUST REBLOG. THANKS, Marilyn Armstrong! ~ Bette A. Stevens


    • I have always thought RLS was underrated. Wonderful images. My other favorite is The Swing. I turned it into a little movie as a college project 🙂

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      • Could you revive it? Sounds like an awesome idea and a great project. Might give some of the younger generation, as well as us Boomers, inspiration! 🙂


        • If I had the slightest idea what had become of it … but it was more than 50 years ago. Lot of water under the bridge since then, a lot of moving around, a lot of houses and apartments and states and countries. But it was a pretty cool little video. I wonder if I could do something like it with current equipment. I’ll think on it.


  3. One of my all-time (since a kid) favorites too… So much so, that I taught it to my students and incorporated it into a science lesson on light and shadows! LOVE THE MOST & MUST REBLOG. THANKS!


  4. Wonderfully fun and odd for this week’s odd balls. 🙂


  5. That was me Marilyn!!! Aren’t they GREAT? Love yours!! And I learned that poem by heart as a child, haven’t thought of it in a million years. Thanks 🙂


    • Fit Flops are WONDERFUL and well on their way to being my favorite footwear. They are so lightweight and don’t make me stumble like other clogs do.

      That is a great poem … as are so many of RLS’s children’s poems. “A Child’s Garden of Verse” is one of my favorite books. I’ve owned more than a dozen copies over the years. I think I currently have at least three 🙂

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