21 thoughts on “Know Shadows

  1. Love your take on shadows. Shadows can indeed be sunshine and light, and one or the other can’t exist without the other. How ironic is that… Some might find shadows dark and scary, literally and metaphorically speaking. But sometimes they help us be more aware of our surroundings and what’s going on, and eventually lead us to look at the light 🙂 Hope you are well, Balroop, and have a good end of the year 🙂

    1. Hi Mabel,

      Thank you for loving my perspective about shadows. Yes, when light and darkness merge into each other, shadows prove their nuance. Both have to co-exist but we understand this fact slowly, trying to run away from the darker aspects of life.

      It is only when we embrace the shadows that we know the value of light. Life seems beautiful only after we have experienced and sailed through shadows.

      Thanks for the wishes. I wish the same for you…a lovely, radiant end of the year and a brighter tomorrow. 🙂

  2. What a wonderful take on shadows. Shadows can provide us comfort, and, it can also hover around creating a black shade. The different facades of life interpreted by shadows… 🙂

    I find this line extremely profound- “some self-made shadows swallow us”

    1. Hi Mani,

      Thank you for such nice words. Yes, comfort and discomfort are pals. Often we get swallowed by the darker moments, forgetting that they are wonderful teachers!

      Have a nice weekend. 🙂

  3. Shadows indeed are a fascinating side of our life, just like dream and reality, shadow and light plays the yin-yang of our life. The hide and seek the light plays with the shadow, shadows celebrate sunshine and yes transitory and simulated and we follow them irrationally beautiful crafted words. At the end light and shadow merge and it produces grandeur and grace.

    I was little tied up so couldn’t read all you earlier post, also had to move to a new domian (www.makeupandbreakup.com), will catch up on all your pending ones and looking forward to our exchange of thoughts from the new place.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    1. Hi Nihar,

      It is so nice to see you around, your insights are invaluable as they add so much of value to the post. I am glad you have understood shadows so well…ying and yang is the essence of life.

      It is so inspiring to say that they play hide and seek…undoubtedly, they do and in their playful way, they take us along…giving joy and making us capable of seeking joy even in trying to find our way through the travails of life.

      I have actually seen them merging when clouds overtake the sky…first with grey and then the ominous black, trying to oppress the sunshine yet a stark of light peeps through them, giving hope!

      I am glad you have set up your site so well Nihar, it is very beautifully done. Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts. I feel honoured. You too have a nice weekend. 🙂

  4. Hi Balroop,

    Wonderful indeed 🙂

    Shadows never leave our side – always with us, though they have their own ways of showing up in our lives, some good, some bad – we just need to be there and with it. Lovely words, as always.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena,

      Thank you for endorsing my take on shadows…Yes they never fade, have their own faces and we have to adapt and adjust with them. Blessed are those who realise this fact. 🙂

      Thanks for standing by and sharing your wisdom…always positive.

      Hope you too are having a nice weekend.

  5. Hi Balroop, Loved the graceful way in which you have portrayed the different shades of shadows in the poem. Some push us ahead, some overshadow us, some are worth emulating and show us the sheen of life. How very true!
    Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

    1. Thank you Somali, just shared what has been my fantastic teacher. They have taught me to accept life as it comes, seeking happiness in all kinds of moments.

      You too have a blessed weekend. 🙂

  6. Beautiful and deep poem, dear Balroop… I like the way you introduce a sort of dialectic game whose contestants are light and darkness, two sides of the same coin, so to speak… Great share… Merry Christmas and all my best wishes to you. Aquileana 🎄

    1. Thanks Aquileana…that is an interesting observation! Shadows are inseparable, they may hide for a while but that is the illusion of our eye!
      Wishing you also Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

  7. Lovely, Balroop. A different take on shadows – all part of the dance of dark and light, both necessary and entwined. Happy Holidays to you. May it be full of sparkles 😀

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