THE LIVE LONG AND PROSPER greeting given by Mr. Spock, a Vulcan in the Star Trek television series of the 60s, expresses a gracious sentiment with a hand gesture that is not easy to duplicate. The fingers should be parted between the middle and ring finger with thumb extended. My husband tried but didn't correctly mimic the salute while I took pictures of our shadows.
The sandy shore at Crescent Beach was darkened with silhouettes of thick branches from trees bordering the nearby walkway.
The volleyball net spilled pencil-thin lines onto the gritty floor ...
A fence tipped a ladder onto the grassy edge where there was a sunny glow.
My husband would later perfect the Vulcan salute. But meanwhile, he made a few other hand gestures, including the universal "peace" sign (at left) that reminds me of the bunny rabbits my mom used to make on the wall when I was a child.
At bottom right, he is illustrating the North American symbol for "you're doing okay".
Playing with shadows in the morning muddle that falls between darkness and light, we found there is literal and figurative truth in the proverb that says: "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."
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