From Looking at Photographs by John Szarkowski-
"Any child abed in lazy and luxurious convalescence from
measles or chicken pox, half drunk with tea and hot lemonade, learns that the
space between the window shade and the casement is a magic place, populated by
spirits that cast their shifting, liquid shadows on the screen and tap out
their secret messages on the window frame."
This was about the C.J. Laughlin
photo on page161. This statement struck me in a big and lasting way many
years ago. I had that experience when I was sick and in bed with the pox in second
(?) grade. I carry this in the back of my head (and other things) when I am photographing."