Shadows tend to have an ominous connotation, especially in film where they might indicate that something frightful is about to appear on screen. But in order to produce the ominous shadow, there must be light not only present but nearby. This quote, by Ruth E. Renkel, reminds us of the essential role light plays in producing shadows. However, Renkel is not just referring to this concept in a literal sense but as a metaphor for life.
Unfortunately, life isn’t always rainbows and sunshine. There may be moments of sadness, pain, and uncertainty. There may be shadows. But hang in there, knowing that just on the other side of those moments there’s light.