An analysis of shadows for Groundhog day:
Your analysis of shadows is really wonderful. I love the way in which you have laid out the case for “looking around” and seeing just how large (or small) of a shadow you have cast. Your affect on others is profound, and it should never be taken for granted.
Yet, our shadows are not us, and it is difficult to see the full picture of what a teacher or leader is when we are just looking around at the “shade we throw” on the ground. It is up to us to also look up and see each others’ faces in order to make sure that we see people behind the work.
So, look down to see what you have affected. Look up to see who you can learn from.