Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Shadow of Joy February 27, 2015

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 7:00 pm

“Everything we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wiley's Wisdom

It startled me at first. There I was in my snowy backyard paradise when I saw the strangest yet most beautiful thing. It was so big it made me feel small, which was somewhat intimidating in a space I consider my own. But tonight the yard was not mine. It was the tree’s.

My favorite tree was casting the most dignified shadow across the majority of the yard. Once I got over my initial inner battle with something else ruling my space, I paused to appreciate the image before me. A clear sky shed it’s full moonlight on the yard, resulting in this statement of majesty that somehow remained mysterious.

It certainly put me in my place. And it got me to thinking about the shadows we cast in life. It starts with the light necessary to create such a thing. My light comes from the joy I find in…

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