. shadows and light .

Sometimes shadows appear and you almost miss them. But when you catch them, you don’t want to look away.

“An empty space is marked off with plain wood and plain walls, so that the light drawn into it forms shadows within emptiness. There is nothing more. And yet when we gaze into the darkness that gathers behind the crossbeam, around the flower vase beneath the shelves, though we know perfectly well it is a mere shadow, we are overcome with the feeling that in this small corner of the atmosphere there reins complete and utter silence; that here in the darkness immutable tranquility holds sway.”

Junichiro Tanizaki
                ‘in praise of shadows’ 1933
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