The time in between the seconds

The time in between the seconds

The time in between the seconds

May 29, 2019
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The spaces in-between.
I have grown to love them.
To understand, value, cherish and seek them.
Rejoicing in them, when able to. Which I am not all the time. Far from it.
But as with most things… the more I am with the spaces in-between, the better I am at rejoicing in them, revelling in them, revering them.

Rectify. 
A series I just started watching.
Daniel is asked what was real to him during his years in prison. He replies:

The time in between the seconds

The in-betweens.
There they are.

Synchronicity in the making.
I’ve had a day filled with in-betweens. At a customer, all day, participating in a quality audit. Responding to questions when needed, keeping notes of what was being done and said. And in-betweens. Loads of them. Just sitting there, waiting (resting in the tranquility of it!) for the inspectors to finish reading, to come with the next question or request.

On the bus home, I watched episode two. And then… towards the end; this. A reminder!
A reminder for me, to make room for the in-betweens. Those moments of doing nothing. Waiting for the tea kettle to boil. For the final spin cycle on the washing machine to come to an end. For the red light to turn to green when out and about on my bike. For the sun to settle.

Not having to fill every moment with action – checking email, social media feeds, messages, or any number of other activities that have come to take the place, the space, of the in-betweens – but rather… simply… being? Breathing? Like balm to the soul.

4 Comments

  1. Malin Lundskog May 30, 2019 21:16

    Oooohhh! Love the inbetweens✌🏻
    So important! So healthy! To let them be just that: in between …

    Reply
    • Helena Roth May 30, 2019 21:24

      Yes, they are probably much more important for health and wellbeing that most people realize!

      Reply
  2. Yvonne May 30, 2019 21:47

    Inbetweens – love the word. Yes I do watch the washingmachine filling upp with water and get started.

    Reply
  3. Charlotte May 31, 2019 11:49

    Så viktigt Helena. Jag behöver fortfarande träna på det. Att andas in och leva de där ögonblicken emellan. <3

    Reply

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