Who Am I?

One Woman, One Town and The Infinite Space of In Between


Life is about many things. One of them is embracing the space of in-between. There, in the unknown, the almost, the maybe and the too late and premature we spend so much of our lives. There lie our fears, hopes and dreams; Our nice tries, bold attempts, and some unfinished businesses; the things we can’t let go of, the memories we can’t erase; the ghosts and the shadows, the cracks in the wall and the roads we yet traveled, will always dream of traveling but won’t and those we abandoned somewhere in the middle. It’s the space of our deepest secrets, lots of unanswered question and answers that will never be enough. That space, that crack between the worlds can be destructive but also the most constructive because that’s where creativity and wisdom comes from.

I spend much of my time there (maybe too much). That space, in many ways, made me.

I love thinking about those unanswered timeless questions. The more we ask and explore them the more we expand our world, open our hearts and minds and change our perspective on things. That’s how we learn to listen and listening is the beginning of everything.

I love listening to and telling stories. We all have that space; we’re all on a journey and got something we want to share with the world or at least with those nearest and dearest to us. I share here pieces of my journey and stories from my personal space as well as some of those I heard along the way. They can be stories of friends and family, books, movies, TV shows or even bedtime stories and anything that inspired me and made me think.

My own journey brought me from an academic career to life as a writer and as of now, from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Nashville Tennessee. With several belongings and all that I am, I’m here, in Nashville. Not a resident but also not regular tourist; not a local but not foreign; not lost but not found; not new to journeys and changes but also far from knowing it all.

I’m navigating my life in the infinite space in between and invite you here to follow my journey.

Thank you for reading and welcome to my space.

Shira Gur

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Robyn Galton says:

    I love reading your stories…:-)

    1. Shira says:

      Thank you :)

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