Present in-between

Some people came into my room and rushed in and rushed out and even when they were there they were not there – they were in the moment ahead or the moment behind. Some people who came in just for a moment were all there, completely in that moment.*
(Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

she wanted to see in between [the tadpole and the frog], like the silence between the musical notes, where the mystery is**
(Anne Lamott)

We often think life is about being present in the big moments but often the thing that makes the difference is being present to the moments in-between.

(*Anne Morrow Lindbergh, quoted in the Northumbria Community‘s Morning Prayer.)
(**From Anne Lamott’s Hallelujah Anyway.)

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