Who can prove Santa doesn’t exist? They can’t do this anymore than they can prove he does. Who’s to say these shadows aren’t real? Why, when we look at a photo, the three-dimensional objects are but shadows of those they represent. Do we not place a label of reality on them?

So shadows you know

are real even though

they can only affect

in a form of reflect

that which we

interpret to be

what we feel

and what we see.


Photo by Mar Startari, 2019

Maria Startari-Stegall