Emerge from the Cave:

Fern takes what sun it needs from the cave walls. Ice Cave at Sam’s Point Preserve, Ellenville, NY.

“What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato’s cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don’t know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?” 

-Desiderius Erasmus-