You must embrace the 'back' as well as the 'front' to experience the 'WHOLE'. There is learning in the up AND the down. Beauty in both the light AND the dark. One without the other is incomplete. Joy without sorrow is forgettable. Life is truly lived when we experience every piece of it. When we choose our direction, but submit to the flow. Just remember, a dark shadow can only mean one thing....a magnificent light on the other side of it.