shadow

Depression is not the absence of light or an overwhelming surge of darkness. It is a blankness, a not seeing. It is a shelter from sight and from engagement in authentic experience, wherever such involvement settles on the gradient-scale of dualities: happy-sad; excited-bored; fearful-loving, etc.

Today I was saved from depression by shadows.

True, I had to make some effort of my own. For starters, I chose not to lie down in another room away from others. From the living room couch, reading beneath the Dig Dug orchestra, I happened to look up and see a new, living wall. Connecting to what was, these fluttering shadows, and the amazement that took hold, brought me back.

Here is my attempt to return the favor.


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2 responses to “shadow

  1. nice…

    This post reminds me of something I’ve been trying to keep in mind lately, from Pema Chodron, “This very moment is the perfect teacher, and it’s always with us.”

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  2. Hi Burro Man/Greg,

    I’m enjoying catching up with your blog posts and various news articles in SA Current.

    Re: Shadows … I had a a very moving personal experience with tree shadows dancing on a wall (through the blinds) at a room in my workplace several weeks ago! It totally blew me away (in a mystical way! I’m so glad you also had a similar experience. The shadows in your photos are very similar to what I experienced as well.

    Shadows dancing on a wall, beauty beyond words.

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