“Nature abhors a vacuum.” It’s something we have all probably heard to which we often pay little attention.
Otherwise, there’d be no absentee spouse or parent or partner and no sub-stories about emotional trauma. There’d be no no-fault divorces or involuntary manslaughter.
The problem is, vacuums are creepy. We take our eyes off a relationship or a project for a moment and something else takes its place if we let it.
As with weeds on a piece of land left unattended, vacuums are our creations, albeit unintended. These are the words unspoken, the workouts skipped, the unsaid “I love yous” and the minds unfed.
If nature abhors a vacuum, then what and how we fill our lives and the lives of others must to some extent, be characterized by taking deliberate action.