In Between Phase

My sister hates nothing more than what she calls an ‘In Between Phase.’ An in between phase entails people hanging out without a real purpose. Before going to see a movie for instance, or after having gone someplace and not yet willing to go home. People gathering somewhere and just ‘waiting.’ Without even a drink, or having an important conversation that makes the event somehow meaningful. People hanging out in a bar, or at a party is different. That’s an event, an act, something to write down in your calendar.
These past weeks have felt like a continuous in between phase.

Copyright Judith Goudsmit