I read a book a couple of years ago that talked about shadows. It talked about how each of us is comprised of our lighter side and conversely our shadow. Most of us spend a life time running from our shadow. We bob and weave our way through life.
The irony is that our shadow can not be escaped and, in fact, the key to wholeness is to embrace it.
Often buried in shadows are amazing patterns. Plays of light and dark. Movement. Rich texture is revealed in shadow. Warm light and reflection.