Perhaps there is more understanding and beauty in life when the glaring sunlight is softened by the patterns of shadows…Experience that never disappoints or saddens or stirs up feeling is a bland experience with little challenge…Perhaps it’s when we experience confidence and faith and hope that we see materialize before our eyes this build up within us, a feeling of inner strength, courage, and security. We are all personalities that grow and develop as a result of our experiences, relationships, thoughts, and emotions. We are the sum total of all the parts that go into the making of a life. ~ Virginia M. Axline (Photo by Thanassis Krikis)