Candle [512-1] by Gerhard Richter
I found this Ursula K. Le Guin quote in Liam Heneghan's book, "Beasts at Bedtime," a handy source for insight & wisdom.
The quote has been resonating with me for the last few days...
“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin
Yes. Light and shadow. Think balance: ecological, physical, psychological, spiritual. Equilibrium. Yin/Yang. The inability to do only one thing. Every action has a reaction. Everything we do has consequences; the intended, and the unintended. The complexity of our human condition.