The swing is about to happen again, returning of light on the longest night of the year.
Here I see my shadow from the little foot bridge over Flat Creek up in Montreat. This is as tall as my shadow will be, as the tilt of mother earth is about to go back the other direction for 6 months.
Accept our dark shadow selves...as well as a bright shadow self. We don't know these aspects of ourselves as well as others may, because for us they are always behind us. But the parts of ourself that are hidden, both that which is dark and that which is brilliant, are very important for our being. It's not just putting on a smile for other people. They already know, they already see, our true beings are shining out for everyone.