As I sat on my deck reading recently, one of those big Japanese hornets began buzzing around. He was so loud that I could tell where he was, even when I could not see him. And I also could see his huge shadow.
As much as he may have wanted to hide from me, I could still see his shadow. It occurred to me that we often cast shadows when we are outdoors. Sometimes we know where our shadows land. Often, however, our shadows pass across objects we never even notice.
So it is with our lives. Our lives cast shadows over people and places, some of which we notice, some of which we don't. Most often we don't think about or even notice where our shadows land. We don't even think about controlling our shadows. Yet those silhouettes may affect people more than we know.
For good or not, our lives have more impact than we realize.