Peter Pan fights his shadow in order to capture it and never grow up.
Joseph Campbell writes about our shadow selves, our true nature that works our switches in the dark until we face it, he says “the Shadow can represent our darkest desires, our untapped resources, or even rejected qualities. It can also symbolize our greatest fears and phobias. Shadows may not be all bad, and may reveal admirable, even redeeming qualities…”
A tree branch casts a shadow through the curtain, forming a shape that seems sinister and alive. Yet during the day the same tree may cast a shadow against the sun that we embrace and go to sit under.
Shadows are our constant companions, we can touch them but never grasp. This week I ask that we try to catch our shadows or the shadows around us, let’s step into these dark spaces guarded by matter, yet only present with a light source and illuminate what they are made of.