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August 3, 2016

The Magic of the In-Betweens.

Author's own (Rachel Brathen)

I live for the little moments in between.

Opening the drapes in the morning and watching the first sunlight of the day filter in through the window.

Sitting down on my yoga mat with a cup of tea, not in my practice yet but just breathing in the steam from the cup, anticipating the breath and movement to come.

Walking the dogs and pausing on a cliff to breathe in the ocean, the waves crashing beneath me.

Making a beautiful meal and waiting a second to devour it, everything perfect and colorful on my plate.

Looking up from my computer to see my husband working on something, brow furrowed in contemplation, I notice how beautiful he is. You know when you see someone every day, and after a while you get used to their magnificence? Once a day or so I get that little revelation of “Goddammit, how I love this man.” It takes my breath away a little.

These moments might not be the big ones, the ones we celebrate or talk about but they make up our days, these in-betweens.

Pay attention to them and you’ll see; there are everyday miracles happening all around.

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Author: Rachel Brathen

Image: Author’s own

Editor: Katarina Tavčar

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