Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
When I was young I used to love shadow puppets. It was so much fun to wave my hand in front of a light source, such as a flashlight, and project images on the wall with my hands. I loved attempting to make many different animals. I find images in shadows very appealing, such as the image above – the image of a tree is clearly seen in the shadow.
Today, 109 days ’til 40, I gaze at images in shadow and am reminded of my youth.