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  • Writer's picturePaul Cotter

Shadow Thoughts

A shadow is there, but in another sense it isn’t there at all. It has a shape and a tonal intensity – yet it’s as formless as a thought. You can’t touch it, smell it, taste it, hear it. If the sun goes behind the cloud, it vanishes.

It’s visible … and it’s empty. It’s here … and it’s gone. It is … and it isn’t.

The mystic Sufi poet Rumi wrote, “Like a shadow, I am and I am not.”

There’s so much to learn from contemplating shadows.

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