Ecotones: Appreciation of the In-between Spaces
Ecotones are the in-between spaces. They’re the places of transition where ocean and beach meets dunes or marsh meets dry land. The one does not abruptly end so that the other can begin. Instead, they flow gently into each other and the boundaries are blurred. In the in-between space, the space of transition, the beach is not yet dune and the ocean is not yet beach. These spaces represent areas of life transition where two things that we might consider separate, in fact, coexist. Reflect on the ecotone areas in nature and in life. Feel the way that energies comingle and play together in their relationships and how two can become one.