Wide Open Space

I am moving today.
It’s been a few tough months of waiting and searching for the right apartment, but it was worth the wait. My boxes are packed, all accounts are settled – I am ready for something new.


There’s this wide open space in front of me, an open door into a new phase of life, a new stage of growth, a new part of me. 
There are blank walls and empty corners, waiting for me to fill them with myself, my ideas, my life.

I want my apartment to be full of life.
A place where people can stop by because they know they’ll always be welcome.
A place where there’s always a seat on the table.
A place of community and fellowship, where masks can be taken down and vulnerability becomes the first step towards real relationships. 
A place where lives are shared over a meal and true intimacy is built.
A place where we hold on to each other in bad times and celebrate the good times together.

Yes, I move in alone, but this is not my space.
This place is meant to be shared and lived in together.

So as I move boxes, set up furniture and unpack, I can’t wait to see who will come through these doors and add a little bit of their life to this space. 

Welcome to Day 28 of 31 Days of Mundane Narratives! For the month of October I will be a storyteller. Together with a few friends we will browse the forgotten photos in our galleries and tell the stories that are so often lost in busyness.

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Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer in the Wilderness. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People and Food at the Table Lover. Writer.

6 thoughts on “Wide Open Space”

  1. There’s something quite exciting about the blank white space in the photo you placed with your post, just waiting to be filled in with life. God bless your new home and all the fellowship you offer at table there!

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