A silhouette is not a shadow. A silhouette is what we see when we look toward the light. A silhouette speaks of things to come.
Painters and writers and photographers and historians and the makers of movies have always seen this, always known it.
You have always known it, too.
Shadows speak of the past.
Silhouettes speak of the future.
When you see a silhouette on the horizon, you immediately think, “And then what happened?”