In music, the space between the notes is what creates the melody. The beauty of a piece is formed in the pauses, the spaces in-between.
I’ve always been fascinated by these “spaces in-between” and have explored and written about them extensively in teaching (check out my book Getting Messy), art (check out my book Deep Knowing), and therapy
For example, when a work of art, performance, group space, lecture, or piece of writing doesn’t move me, I find myself saying, “It didn’t take me anywhere.”
It didn’t open a space “in-between.”
The spaces in-between are where we find healing, divine gifts, creative breakthroughs, and moments of evolutionary change.