Some people see that space bar on the computer and believe that when it is hit, it provides only a blank space (in keeping with its name).
This is not true.
There is a world in the spaces between words. There is a power in them too. Notice the difference between the words boyfriend and boy friend. It's two different relationships and the best way to differentiate between them is with a space.
Spaces separate words, but sometimes a bridge can be built between them. A hyphen is that bridge; it brings together unlikely things to make something new and special. As a matter of fact, any two words can be transformed into one single entity with a hyphen, molding new life. Shingle-heavy roof, feather-covered child, flower-crowned goddess. Hyphens are how one word can say hello to another, without any space between them.
But without that bridge, the world of the space teems with life. Pregnant with meaning, because the space between words is like the space between worlds in our universe. It keeps boy friend from being boyfriend. 'The' will never meet 'dog', 'a' has never heard of 'fox' and to 'jumped', 'quickly' is just a story told to small letters before bedtime.
So next time you tap that space bar, think of what is between your words.