There are emotions that don’t require any space in order to be expressed or experienced. Fear, for example. You don’t need anyone to back up for you to experience that emotion. Anxiety too. You can have people pressing in all sides, life tugging on your sleeve and anxiety is totally at home.
But there are other emotions that need a little space in order to emerge: grief, true joy, intimacy. Honestly, most of the deeper emotions don’t come when you call. They like to have a little room to breathe before they will surface. They need space.
Space on the calendar.