While flying to Louisiana recently, I noticed the shadow of the plane, in front of the plane. It crossed my mind that “shadows” might be a good blog topic.
Dictionary.com defines shadow as…well there are 20 definitions, here are a few:
- a dark figure or image cast on the ground or some surface by a body intercepting light.
- a hint or faint, indistinct image or idea; intimation
- an inseparable companion
In the movie A Christmas Carol, Scrooge asked the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, “Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only? Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you have shown me, by an altered life!”
Peter Pan chases and even wrestled with his shadow!
I know, these are book/movie references, but don’t you think we often chase and wrestle our own shadows?
I remember the first time my granddaughter saw her shadow. She tried to run from it and it kept chasing her. She was scared into tears, until I explained that it was just a shadow of her and she could make that shadow behave however she wanted. Then, of course, it turned into a fun game.
Have you ever made hand shadows? When you did, was it fun? Yeah, because you were in control of what your shadow was doing. It is your shadow, after all.
I am currently reading “Choose Joy” by Kay Warren. She makes some very good points about choosing to be joyful. Stuff happens but how you react to it is your choice. You can chase your shadow and catch it, if the sun is right. You can run from your shadow and it can catch you, if the sun is right. Don’t forget… you are in control of your own shadow!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!
*Pam Horton shares her knowledge and teaches others to find their hope for the future.*