Appreciate the Gap

by Kathy Ruff
Wispy CloudsWispy clouds covered the sky on this May morning.  The usual marshmallow puffy clouds now elongated reminded me of a cat stretching as it awakens.  Ahhhhh!

What struck me today as I looked at this picture was the gap…the gap between the Earth and sky, an invisible gap we rarely consider.  Now that I mention it, can you ‘see’ it?

We may not be able to physically see the gap, but we understand it’s there.  We know it’s a buffer that makes life possible, that cools and warms us, that protects us from what lies beyond.

Gaps also exist in other areas.  Between the trees, between the mountains and between the breast and the water gaps all exist.  Yet we don’t see them unless we look for them.  Yet when we look, we can’t see them at all…they’re just there.

It’s easier to see the gap between the words, the space we type/write that helps us to understand words strung together to communicate.

The gap between here and there remains invisible, yet we also recognize it.

Notes change to create synchronistic melodies and sounds we enjoy.  Yet between each is a minute gap that ties it all together and gives it its unique cadence.

I believe silence lies at the core of all these gaps.  We’re meant to enjoy that silence as much as we do what lies on both sides of it.  Those gaps give us perspective.  Can you imagine a world without them?  A picture of ‘The Stepford Wives’ came to mind…how boring.

Appreciate the gaps.

2017-06-20T04:46:27+00:00

About the Author:

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.

One Comment

  1. Sharon Kottlowski September 22, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Our limited senses give us the human perspective. The gaps we perceive allow us to focus on what is important to us. Microscopes, telescopes, and other scientific devices deepen and broaden our understanding. Our search for wisdom helps fill in the many gaps in our lives.

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