Sunday, February 27, 2011

Letters In Sunshine ~ Letters In Shadow

Letters in sunshine... letters in shadow.
Max and Erma's Restaurant, Virginia Beach
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“My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz.
It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz.
You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found
once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!”
~ Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)
Painted letters on a window... bright sunshine in winter with an angle low in the sky.... wooden window blind slats..... add them together and you get letter shadows. Now, I know you hope I know what they say... you want me to read them backwards..... but I can't. The restaurant is Max & Erma's... we went there once; not because the food was bad, but it is across town near the new Virginia Beach town center and a mall and frankly, we just don't get over that way very often any more. These days we try to group our outings together to get the most done for the gas we have to use. So, doctor's appointments near the beach become trips for necessities... gas at the cheepest station in town, stocking up on canned goods and paper goods from Costco and the very rare trip to a restaurant in this part of town....or rather, to use the Christmas gift card Mom got from Nyssa at Cheesecake Factory. By the way, Nyssa... she picked up one, a red velvet cheesecake.... red velvet cake layers between layers of cheesecake with a cheesecake icing and shreds of white chocolate on top. Just thinking about it puts on five pounds. We are rationing it for her.... it was already cut into slices and these have been individually wrapped and frozen. She gets ¼ slice every couple of weeks... so her HgbA1c doesn't go through the roof. It really IS an unbelievable treat and I don't even love cheesecake.

Oh, look... off subject again. Anyway, I have no idea what these letters say... I know they don't say "Max & Erma's", but haven't been able to decipher the words.. just the letters. The top row seems to be "i,d,e" and the bottom.. well, all I can make out is "ailable"... it could be "available" but why would that be on a window? I will try to remember to look and see, the next time we are over that direction.. the next time we have to make a run to the doctor down by the beach, to Costco and to Cheesecake Factory.
“Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.” ~ Elie Wiesel (Romanian born American Writer. Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986. b.1928)
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Carmi's Theme ~ Letters
Shadow Shot Sunday


Chibi Janine said...

what a beautiful artistic shot and a nice take on the theme most shots taken are letters the correct way round.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'll bet Max and Erma didn't know that their window was a piece of art!


Many shadow-seekers say,
“Oh, the one that got away!”
Why are you so uptight, folks?
Can’t you take light’s little jokes?

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shimmering Women

Carolina Mts said...

Very creative shadow shot!

Kenju99 said...

I will have to find Max and Erma's when we are in VB again.

serline said...

Knowing Max & Erma's, could it be Curbside Carryout Available?

srp said...

I think you might have hit on something here. Seems like big letters though. Next time I am over that way I will check.

Sandra said...

what ever the letters say, the photo is amazing and beautiful. i spent a little time trying to read them but it was hurting my brain.

Credman said...

I really had to look closely at this one!

Bob Scotney said...

Clever shot fro the shadows.