Have you ever noticed how children love to play with their shadows? I remember doing so when I was a child. In this time of shadows and darkness it is good to remember that not all shadows cause sadness, some can be quite enjoyable. I remember loving how sometimes my body threw long, thin shadows while at other times, depending on the position of the sun, there was barely a shadow at all. Lately my cat has been shadowing me. She is often right at my heels no matter where I go in the house. It’s comical, really. Just another example of how shadows can be pleasant and entertaining. Mehmet Murat Ildan said, “I like my shadow; it reminds me that I exist”. I love that. In these challenging times when existence itself seems to be at peril it is nice to be reminded that we are here in this moment and time. Wherever you may be on this good earth, I hope you take time to play with your shadow. The child in us needs to play; to appreciate light and shadow; to grow and to remember we exist.