Notes about playing with shadows [and meanings]

“When walking through the ‘valley of shadows,’ remember, a shadow is cast by a Light” said Austin O’Malley in a way giving us hope that a light is behind every shadow, but then comes Ursula K. Le Guin warning us that “To light a candle is to cast a shadow.” So, watch out when you turn the light on because you’ll create a shadow somewhere. Actually, be aware of yourself because as E. M. Forster reminds us “We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand.” And if you think of running away from your own shadow you’re better remember that “Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow’s speed” noted Howard Nemerov.

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