The Space In-Between


“How we spend our days is, after all, how we spend our lives.”

                                                                               Annie Dillard

Summer in my life is very much a space in-between. My husband works in an independent school whose schedule shifts to accommodate the summer months when school is not in session. My fourteen-year old daughter delights in the completion of her freshman year and a few months to re-focus her attention inward. And I, I cross a threshold into a space where I dwell in the fullness of all I have gathered this past year imagining where it all leads me next.

I sense G*d’s spirit and presence all around us in what I hold as the sacred rhythm of ‘unbroken dailiness’. Simone Weil observes, “Attention consists of suspending our thought, leaving it detached, empty, and ready to be penetrated by the object.” And so it is that I endeavor to enter the precious space in-between, open to learning how to see, how to hear, how to feel and how to be with my own authentic life.

May I enter all the sacred spaces of life, the nooks and crannies and crevices of my world with an open mind, open heart and humble sense of wonder at all that is!


One thought on “The Space In-Between

  1. I love the calmness of this post. It feels a bit like the precious pause between the in-breath and the out-breath. Maybe that’s also how we should see those milestone events of our life, and the space in-between. I take way too little time to practice this. Your post is a subtle and kind reminder.


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