Buffers protect what is precious to us. What we care about can be fragile under repetitive strain. That is seldom the best time for fixing. Challenges usually easy to deal with get amplified. Bumps become mountains. Buffers create a cushion of why before dealing with the how. Buffers are deep breaths. Quality Time and Quantity Time are close because they create space for each other. We may remember the highs and lows, but the moments in between hold it all together. You can't be there for the moments that count without being a soft presence for the moments in between. Gaps, pauses and spaces provide cushions for meaning.
Pauses, Gaps, Calm