It was Monday morning at around 7am and Abbie and I were walking back towards our dorms from the academic side of campus. It was that time of early morning when the sun’s rays hit the earth at a low angle, creating pronounced shadows.
We had just come out of the student center, and as we approached the random colorful cubes that sometimes provide a shield from the wind when waiting for the blue beetle, we saw a truly remarkable shadow. The shadow was shaped like the part of a tree where the first branch stretches out from the trunk. It matched perfectly the shape of the tree behind the cubes, yet was being cast by the bushes in front of it. The bushes seemed small and unimportant in comparison to the striking shadow and tree behind it. So the effect became one of the tree’s shadow being somehow projected in front of the tree on this cube, a physical impossibility, but a connection the human mind is ever so willing to perceive and accept.