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by on May 9, 2012

apologetics workshop

by Kristin Tennant | May 9 2012

Why it’s important to leave space for … absolutely nothing.

Can you remember the last time you were bored? And I don’t mean bored in a scanning-Instagram-while-waiting-for-a-friend sort of way, but truly bored—with nothing to do.

I was great at boredom as a kid. “I’m bored!” was probably the most common of the slightly whiny phrases my parents put up with. But now, that feeling I dreaded as a kid—of flat, empty, unchanging time creeping by like a stretch of Nebraska interstate—fascinates me. I know what it’s like to pass time being lazy or frivolous, but I can’t imagine what it would feel like now to be truly bored.

Time has been on my mind a lot lately. As a bill-by-the-hour freelancer, I can’t help but see time as a commodity—something that’s saved, spent, invested and wasted. I even wrote a recent…

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