“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you”. -Walt Whitman
Lately I’ve felt a bit blue. It has been bitter cold here and we’ve been trapped inside the house given me a case of cabin fever and restlessness. How I long to be outside right now doing what I love best. How I long to lift these shadows covering the light.
Maybe I shouldn’t be reading about all the atrocities in the world in “War is not over when its over” (by Ann Jones). Maybe I shouldn’t have watched the 30-minute documentary last night on human trafficking called “Not My Life” about modern day slavery. Maybe I shouldn’t have opened the paper this morning and seen all the things in the world that make me feel so powerless to change? If only I could reach to the sky, and pull the clouds away from the shadows.
“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you”. -Charlotte Whitton
“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast”. – Charles Dickens
“I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light”. – Martha Beck
This post was written in response to Where’s my Backpack’s Travel theme: Shadows. To see more entries, click here. All photos taken in Vanoise National Park, France. August 2012.