Belief in spirits

Carpe Diem prompt

Belief in Spirits


Belief in Spirits

as children’s fingers
cast shadow figures on walls
spirits join the play



Casting shadow figures of birds on the wall is something we did as children. You had to hold you hands in such a way that it cast a shadow on the wall. One hand formed the head and the beak, and the other with fingers splayed formed the fanned plumes of the tail. We would try to out do each other. It was the last play before going to sleep.

13 responses to “Belief in spirits

    • I see I’m reaching back into some childhoods with this one. It’s funny because the thought crossed my mind that readers might not know WHAT I was talking about. Joyfully, not so. :)- The more we are different, the more we are the same. :)-


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