Shadow | Harrington, WA | July 2019
Landscape Week | Lin Yutang, the Chinese writer and philosopher (d. 1976), often wrapped the profound in the practical. Such as, “When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means the sun is about to set.” This double-edged wisdom describes sundown, of course, but also the politics of the time and the tyrants who ruled the day. Decades later, activists worldwide still view Lin Yutang’s words as an alert to darkness ahead.
[Want something a bit more upbeat? Says Lin, “Hope is like a road in the country. There was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.“]