Shadows lurk all around us.

Okay, you gotta admit that sounds like an awesome opening for a movie or tv series.  All together now, in James Earl Jones’ voice:  “Shadows lurk all around us.”

There, I got my giggles out.

I was thinking about how life is filled with shadows.  Even on the sunniest of days we find ourselves admiring our shadow as we walk down the street, lounging comfortably in the shadow of a big oak tree…accepting the darkness as part of our world.

Some shadows are less pleasant, though.  The burdens we carry, the regrets, the shame. Shadows we find on the inside, chilling our bones, hiding in our nooks and crannies until we excise them or are overcome by the darkness.

Our only hope is to pull those shadows out of our darkness so we can walk in the light.

SoCS 2

Linda’s weekly Stream of Consciousness prompt is open to one and all.  Click the link to check out its rules and participating blogs.  This week’s prompt is to use a word beginning with “sh.”