Being in the "in between space" is something which marks Mark's life. It's the place where words, categories, definitions fall short.
It's the moment when somebody says "Oh, so you are sick..." and I respond "no I am healthy but have a physical illness which causes chronic pain".
It's the moment when sombody says "Are you on vacation here in Chiang Mai?" and I answer "well ... I'm doing remote work but I usually live in Switzerland where my family is...". And I see their puzzled loook.
It's the moment when my third culture kid identity kicks in and I feel like a stranger in my home country.
It's moments when I'm asked whether I am a believer, a christian, a spiritual person or which religious group I am affiliated with.
The "in between space" has it's beauty as it allows me to be free. It allows me to define myself in the present. Moments come and go where I would rather fully belong, be part of a clearly defined group, culture and identity or gang ... But then I recognise that who I am is strongly shaped by this "in between". It gives me freedom to develop, explore, fail and stand up again.
And to quote the well-known expression: We are all just guests passing though...