Between Experience and Expectation

  • David B Metcalfe Editor-in-Chief, Threshold


Experience and expectation don’t always coincide. We read a local news report and expect a rainy day, yet when we go out we experience sunshine as unforeseen changes alter the weather patterns. We lay down to sleep expecting a long morning commute to work, wake up with a head cold and decide to stay home. We can find similar examples in our own lives where this pattern holds true, and yet it is rare that we really consider how this common deviation between experience and expectation affects us in a deeper way.

Author Biography

David B Metcalfe, Editor-in-Chief, Threshold

David Metcalfe is the Editor-in-Chief of Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies and an internationally recognized multi-media artist and independent scholar of spiritual folklife and popular spirituality.

How to Cite
METCALFE, David B. Between Experience and Expectation. Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. i-ii, nov. 2017. ISSN 2575-2510. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 mar. 2019.