Stars shine in daylight, but we cannot see their twinkle without the darkness of night. Just like the water in the ocean is always glistening and sparkling, we cannot see the sparkles on the water without the illumination of the light. There is a complementary partnership of the light and shadows that illuminates the richness of each. While it may seem that one may overpower the other, actually one cannot be seen without the support of the other. When we can appreciate both, we welcome levity of light and the depths of darkness to create balance and wholeness.