In Praise of Shadows 2: In the Woods

It was early,
which has always been my hour
to begin looking
at the world

and of course,
even in the darkness,
to begin
listening into it.

~ Mary Oliver, “It was Early”

We are drawn to light. But shadows are beautiful too in their quiet ways, like the gentle shadows of the forest, swaying with the light from moment to moment, in a slow dance as old as time.

Credits: All photos were taken in the forests of Bergen, Norway by the photographer Hilde Sando Berland.

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