The Shadow Knows
Cast a Long Shadow
A Shadow-less night
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha
Life without love is a shadow of things that might be.
Where there is much light, the shadow is deep. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small. Ruth Gendler
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. Carl Sandburg
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. Martin Luther King Jr.
When the light is crooked, the shadow is crooked. Yiddish proverb
Character is like a tree and reputation is like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln
Men are the dreams of shadow. Pindar
A shadow and a false friend only attends when the sun shines. Benjamin Franklin
I got these many of these quotes from ThinkExist.com
What got me on the subject was two homeless women hiding beside support in front of a big box store. Since I retired my mind does not race the same race I did everyday when I worked a forty plus hour a week.
Nonetheless I drive twice a day on weekdays through my hometown, I have noticed an area frequented by homeless. This store borders a wooded area that looked like people used. I parked beside the wooded area for shade, to roll my window down a bit for Louise my dog's comfort and run in the store early one morning.
After loading my purchase in my trunk, I saw the women. One had her bedroll. They looked a little dirty. Louise made a small noise which meant she had met them. I was glad I locked the car doors. Its not the trash in the car, it is Louise's safety. I do love her.
The women made me think of shadows as they walked across the long parking lot. I always feel humble when I see people in this predicament.