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.


“There is no light without shadow, just as there is no happiness without pain” – Isabel Allende

9 thoughts on “Shadow Play

      1. We grew up in Germany..so same situation with the language..the offerings also were pretty slim for kids although at some point there was SesamStrasse (Sesame Street) but most of it was news and then murder mysteries. I did however listen to Armed Forces Radio at night with my little radio..all the mystery stuff, Twilight Zone and Wolf Man Jack…and of course we played and played and played all day…

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