“Walk in Dark Shadows”

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. Nelson Mandela

A shadow is an area where direct light from a light source cannot reach due to obstruction by an object. It occupies all of the space behind an opaque object with light in front of it. The cross section of a shadow is a two-dimensional silhouette, or reverse projection of the object blocking the light.

The sun or the moon cause many objects to have shadows and at certain times of the day, when the sun is at certain heights, the lengths of shadows change.

Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow – no, not just shadow, but fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that’s real. Amy Grant

Shadow in photography, which is essentially recording patterns of light, shade, and colour, “highlights” and “shadows” are the brightest and darkest parts of a scene or image. Photographic exposure must be adjusted (unless special effects are wanted) to allow the film or sensor, which has limited dynamic range, to record detail in the highlights without them being washed out, and in the shadows without their becoming undifferentiated black areas.

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams. Pedro Calderon de la Barca

A human being is only breath and shadow. Sophocles

A shadow person, also known as a shadow figure, shadow being or black mass, is an alleged paranormal entity. Paranormal researcher Heidi Hollis has expressed the belief that shadow people are malevolent supernatural entities.

Heidi Hollis’ appearances on the Coast to Coast AM late night radio radio talk show helped popularize modern beliefs in shadow people. Hollis described them as dark silhouettes with human shapes and profiles that flicker in and out of peripheral vision, and claimed that people had reported the figures attempting to “jump on their chest and choke them”. She believes they can be repelled by using “the name of Jesus”.

Sciophobia, or sciaphobia, is the fear of shadows.

Although participants in online discussion forums devoted to paranormal and supernatural topics describe them as menacing, among other believers and paranormal authors, there is no consensus that shadow people are either evil, helpful, or neutral, and some even speculate that shadow people may be the extra-dimensional inhabitants of another universe.Some paranormal investigators and authors such as Chad Stambaugh claim to have recorded images of shadow people on video.

The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing. Michel de Montaigne

Edward Hopper: Night Shadows

When walking through the ‘valley of shadows,’ remember, a shadow is cast by a Light. Austin O’Malley

Shadowman is a fictional superhero who appears in comic books published by Valiant Comics. The character debuted in Shadowman #1 (May 1992), and was created by writers Jim Shooter and Steve Englehart, artist David Lapham and inker Bob Layton.

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