Shadow is much more as a dark area where light is blocked. Sometimes are shadows ghost and hidden in there is a aspect of self-esteem.
When my father was suddenly hit by a stroke in 2014, everything was tumbling down on all our heads. He was in an stroke unit in a hospital for four weeks and the prospects were lower than low. My mother was with him all day long and spent the nights in a rented room nearby the hospital. Meanwhile – although we didn't know if he would survive at all – I started to adjust the house of my parents to standards of accessible housing. When the bath was transformed into a room with all the handicapped amenities and accessibilities for usage with a wheelchair, I took a lot of pictures. I wanted to give my father some hope and happiness. Of course I also wanted to inform my mother about the progress.
When I saw this picture the shadow of the seat and the upturned armrests, it reminded me of a surrendering person. It still does.