My lovely new friend, Corinne Rodrigues, started a writing challenge a few weeks ago. 100 Words on Saturday is a writing challenge, to take a common phrase and write exactly 100 words about what it means to you. Fortunately, she gives us until the following Friday to post something! Sometimes it takes me a while to work it out, but this is a challenge that I'm really enjoying. So without further ado...
There is one sacred space no one ever mentions, I didn’t realize it was there until I became a writer.
We talk with words, we write with words, but it’s not only the words, is it?
All those tiny spaces between the words are filled with language too.
Every comma, every pause is a sacred space
Those spaces between the words are entire worlds of possibility
A language of eyes, body movement, intonation and inflection, hope and despair
It is the sacred space of communication, when the words aren’t good enough
The words are important, the sacred spaces more so.