Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap.

Everyone is saying it. The subways, the LIRR, the London Underground. And why? Why do they feel this constant need to remind us to mind the gap? Do not be misled - it is not because there is an actual, physical gap between the train and the platform. Oh, no. Not at all.

It is because "mind the gap" is a very important philosophy of life.

Whenever you start something, anything, there is always a gap you must hop across - carefully, of course. There is always a bridge, always a pathway towards your new destination, always a doorway, a threshold, a gap that needs minding.

Always.

You do not simply glide from one experience to the next. You mind gaps. You may think I'm crazy, you may think I'm writing this at two in the morning (uh, well, erm, *cough*), but what I'm saying is truth. TRUTH.

So the next time you're travelling and the voice comes over the intercom and says, "when you exit the train, please mind the gap between the train and the platform," you'll know they're not just talking about the space between, well, the train and the platform. They're talking about all gaps. All thresholds. All intermediary periods along our life-journey where we must grow and adjust and reach and, finally, achieve.

So before I go to sleep, I leave you with this.

MIND THE GAP.

3 comments:

haKiruv said...

I thought you were going to try to get me to shop at the GAP at first.

Josh M. said...

Good mussar. It's these gaps in life that allow us to lose the momentum in whatever we're doing.

SJ said...

Wow. You're deep.