"It's always darkest before dawn."
Chasing light from behind the shadows is a series of thoughts, ponders, contemplative reflections, and short stories that transpired over the course of a five year window of my life.
I wish I could say it was an easy five years. But it wasn't. Quite frankly, it was probably the five hardest years of my life.
If I am honest with you, written on the pages of this book is essentially me seeking to cheerlead myself to a brighter day by either encouragement through self talk, prayer and faith, or by finding hope woven into others that I had crossed paths with.
To read this, it's best you read at your own pace. I didn't write these words overnight. Therefore, you might not choose to read them overnight.
Regardless, these words were written during the darkest of my times. Hence, the chasing light from behind the shadows. Yet, if I am honest, the only reason for the shadows, as I know now, is because it's dawn.
I hope you enjoy.
PS. Don't let the 70 chapters scare you. Some are but just a paragraph long, while others will invite you to join me on the path to witness a couple unlikely friends meeting up for a brief few moments. Either way, I hope you will find something in here that was written just for you.
Chasing light from behind the shadows says more about what stands before me than what lies behind me. That is, if I choose to think that way.
For perhaps the true aim here would be instead to rather chase shadows from within the light than to chase light from behind the shadows.
But what if it was light who instead first chased us? What if to catch the light was to simply surrender to the light and therefore be in the light which would then turn all my darkness into the light?