Between Life – Weekly Photo Challenge

I think we can easily spend a lot of time ‘between’ life i.e. between decisions, between flights, between the passing of time.  It can be intentional or a situation where we have no choice.

This week’s photo challenge required us to share a photo that said ‘between’ and after a little ‘between thoughts’ here are my submissions.

I visited the city of Beijing in China two weeks ago.  My itinerary of almost 20 hours to and another 20 hours from this place where we find the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City (another post), took me from Barbados to London to Amsterdam to Beijing and back.  Between connecting flights, I came across this beautifully unique cafe at the airport in Amsterdam – truly a novel way to dine and have ‘tea’.

Cafe at the Amsterdam airport
Cafe at the Amsterdam airport
Tea in a teacup with kettle nearby
Tea in a teacup with kettle nearby

Sometimes we have to sit it out between life, whether we like it or not.  Here are two photos of my son who is a national athlete, representing Barbados in the sport of judo (and he is very very good – also another post).  I took these pictures as he waited between matches during a recent international competition.

Waiting and watching beween matches
Waiting and watching beween matches
Still existing in the realm of 'between' ... but can't wait to get started!
Still existing in the realm of ‘between’ … but can’t wait to get started!

Last but not least, the photo below highlights the most important thought of all i.e. between family.  This is a picture of my beloved aunt who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, taken as we shared in the celebration of her birthday earlier this year.  We were between feeling sad for her and the pain she is in, and feeling happy that she is still with us.

Between family: my mummy's sister aka my aunt on her birthday :-)
Between family: my mummy’s sister aka my aunt on her birthday šŸ™‚

So how did I do?  Was I able to successfully illustrate ‘between’?  Leave a comment and tell me šŸ™‚




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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

19 thoughts on “Between Life – Weekly Photo Challenge”

    1. I am glad you enjoyed the photos and I related to your thought about the ‘uncontrollable’ – even as we wish so much to control the Alzheimer’s (or rather turn the hands of time back to happier earlier times). Thanks for taking the time comment; appreciated!


  1. All great submissions, Gale. I think you captured the theme very well.

    I’m not sure what is worse about air travel…waiting for connections or rushing from one gate to the other for quick boarding! Congratulations on your son’s international competition. Sounds very accomplished. Sorry for your aunt’s condition. We have several in our church in that “between” state now…very hard for the family, wanting to hold on but release to something better.

    God bless!


    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment and your kind thoughts regarding my aunt. It is indeed very hard for us but we know God is with us even now. Keep well, and thanks again.


    1. I didn’t have time to go into the cafe but it was so cute to see the customers having tea in a teacup! It was pretty cool. Thanks for commenting; now it’s off to have my own cup of tea šŸ™‚


    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. There is little hope for anyone with Alzheimer’s but the slower she grows each day the more our love for her deepens. And yup, though the tea cafe was truly novel!


  2. Wonderful representations of “between.” The cafe looks very charming. šŸ™‚

    On a side note – my husband and I visited Barbados about 20 years ago – you have the bluest, most beautiful water we have ever seen!


    1. Thanks ever so much for stopping by! We think we have the most bluest waters ever too BUT 20 years is way too long so you have to come back and visit us again sometime very soon šŸ™‚


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