Upon reading the light and shadow section of the textbook, one specific example that is very significant to me came to mind. From a young age I have performed in musicals. Anyone who knew me could not believe this because I am the opposite of someone who would want to be on stage. I hate being looked at or pointed out because I get so embarrassed so easily. I also have a tremendous fear of public speaking and visibly shake each time I need to give a class presentation! However, whenever people were in shock of how this was something I loved so much I always knew exactly the reason why. Being on stage, the lights shining in my direction are completely blinding. Even when the audience was full I could not see the face of one person. Looking out I just see bright circles of light surrounded by darkness in the rest of the room. I would be petrified in rehearsals with only my friends whom I could see but come time for the actual performance, I would be fine. In my situation, light and dark worked together and made it impossible for me to see anybody else in the world. Without this small detail I would have never been able to perform in anything.