Are you ready to face your Shadow: Thursday’s Special

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© irene waters 2016

I’m ready to face my shadow

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© irene waters 2016

and I’m not scared of my own shadow either


© irene waters 2016

but I am. Please protect me from myself.


© irene waters 2016

Benign shadows

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are neither friend or foe


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but in the dark surreal shadows unnerve.

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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11 Responses to Are you ready to face your Shadow: Thursday’s Special

  1. Miriam says:

    Amazing photos Irene, love the way you took us through different shadow scenarios.

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  2. restlessjo says:

    Oo-er! I’ve gone all trembly with the last one! 🙂 The little boy is my favourite. Happy weekend, Irene!

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  3. Paula says:

    You are right – neither friend or foe. I am impressed how many great examples for the theme you always manage to find. I love your pelicans and your turquoise cove is very appealing, that’s some lucky shadow approaching refreshing water.

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  5. Is that Cinderella’s ball gown after she fled, turned into a macabre version of her original tulle confection?
    The others have stories to tell, I’d love to know them.
    Irene, you have broad and eclectic interests – I can see why you’ve many careers and have traveled so far.

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    • Headless cinderellas. My mind has gone into overdrive. Each day we walked past this building and each day for a few days a new headless model appeared. One white, one white and black and then the black one appeared. The red flowers followed on the next day. The wind sprung up and the ladies danced headless in the breeze. It was quite a macabre scene and made me think of the ladies dancing for their lost men in Chile. I have no idea why these ladies are here. The other stories will have to wait for another time…. 🙂 Thanks Sharon.

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    Great shadow work.

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