In some schools of Eastern thought, the permanent, unchanging self is an illusion. A mash-up of hopes, fears, concepts, ideas, faded memories… constantly changing, never the same from moment to moment. I don’t pretend to understand this well enough to share it. But the photo below spoke to me in this context. The shadows are the clearly defined, easily recognizable “persons” we bebelieve ourselves to be. And that others do/should see. In fact, we are Erector Sets made up of all the bits and pieces that flow past, ever changing.