Between: (prep) the space separating two objects.
And it certainly isn’t between a rock and a hard place. (What a self-piteous scrap of frumpy thinking…)
Actually, the choices afforded me are matters that I consider easy, or options that loom in the distance, appearing to be hard.
If I develop a lifestyle of choosing only the easy possibilities, I will always wonder what I missed, or will wear out the patience of simplicity.
On the other hand, if I project myself to be adventurous and always select from the menu of the more arduous entrees, I may just end up in a bunch of Herculean tasks–with indigestion.
Since I live my life between, I certainly should build a home there–a place where I am satisfied to be challenged by new ideas, as I also add a bit of spice to my common daily gruel.
Yes, human life is about learning how to be content and overjoyed with the decor of the modicum, yet knowing when to wisely move from “between” … to the next castle in the sky.