CCC 91: The Shadow

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #91

The brighter the light
The deeper the shadow
All artists know this

Why then expect our loved ones who shine to have no defects?
Why expect them to be through-and-through perfect?
Why be shocked or feel betrayed when we discover our assumptions incorrect?

The light casts a shadow of the self, distorted
Perhaps the self that we’ve not courted
But that’s no reason to leave the loved one unsupported
Love both the light and the shadow, love them both unthwarted.

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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32 Responses to CCC 91: The Shadow

  1. Dale says:

    You are a loving and caring soul, Crispina.
    This is so true and wise.

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  2. Sadje says:

    A very valid point and advice.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dale says:

    Funny… I was searching for a quote to use on my response to this challenge, and fell upon this one – you could have used it, eh?
    β€œThe brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.”
    ― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

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  4. Dale says:

    Never mind… I saw this one πŸ˜‰
    β€œThe brighter the light, the deeper the shadow.”
    ― Jay Kristoff, Nevernight

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  5. This is so sweet and so true. ❀

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Indira says:

    This is profound.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Wise thoughts Crispina and a good meditation on the word ‘shadow’.

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