Your space in between?
I’ve always been interested in the language of loss – not just loss in terms of death – but the losses we endure during our lifetimes. I stumbled across some literature that said people’s most common reaction to trauma is to go on to survive well, that the majority of us make meaning from what has happened and that this meaning becomes part of that little tapestry that makes us, us…
When I launched this blog in 2011 a few people came back to me with their own interpretations of their space in between – some talked about becoming parents, some talked about choices they had made, some talked about loss and others just talked about reconciling that gap between who you were as a child and that space where you grew into being you. All of those I asked agreed to answer some of my questions about the examples they posed so it led me to thinking that perhaps this blog could be about personal reflections of space – some anonymous, some loud and proud but mostly people that want to tell the story behind their story.
So go on, send me an email and I’ll send you some questions. You can choose to answer as many or as little as you like, you can send me a pic, or an image that captures your space and in return all I ask is that you share the story amongst your networks – the more we talk about loss, life and coming to terms with who we are the more tolerant, understanding and engaged we become…and yes I do believe it can (sometimes) be that simple.
Visit here to look at the interviews I’ve already done…
I think your blog is wonderful. Visiting from your comment left at the Pink Fibro.
Thanks Karen – I really appreciate that – maybe you’d like to share a post on here about your space in between? Would it be OK to contact you?
We were channelling eachother last night Sarah.x
Hi, I find your blog very interesting. I have suffered a lot of loss in my life and I think it has definitely moulded me into the person I am today. I started a blog because I find talking about it helps, but I havent even got past the tip of the iceberg on there yet.