Chimerical The word “Chimerical” alludes to unreal, imaginary, dreamlike, notional concepts or mental pictures.

A peculiar observation happened to me one evening.  I was walking home and I was aware of my shadow ahead and to the right of me, and when I stopped to look back before crossing the street I discovered, to my amazement, two more of me shadowed on the road. One was darker than the other and they had been following me all the way home.  It was dark and the illumination and shadows were caused by streetlights.  I still find this eerie.

Strange: – what is the substance of a shadow?  Does it survive on its own?  It looked very life-like and active when I spotted it.  Who’s in it?  Where are shadows going?  Are they different energy profiles of me?

Where do shadows disappear to when I don’t see them; where do they hide…..

back inside???

Copyright © Nicole Rigets Journal 2002

“Box Camera”

We all crave a little color in our lives whether it comes in the form of hues, encounters, explorations, or dreams.

From a previous dream:

…Now I took the man around the corner to point out the window with cobalt to ask him if he’d give me permission to photograph the stunning beauty of negative pattern to positive pieces captured in this window.

He gave me a box camera with a long strap with chain link clinking next to the body.  His brother didn’t agree with his generosity but he insisted I take it.

Picture your dreams.

Discarded dreams become poetry.

Night writing will lead you to the light in your soul.

Copyright © 2002 Nicole Rigets Journal