“in-between the years”. that is what the mysterious phrase means. It is used to describe the time between Christmas and Epiphany. This information is all courtesy of my German instructor.
I like that: “in-between the years”. how apt. That is exactly what this time of year has always felt like to me. The year is over, the year has not yet begun. Kind of a dream state. Some things: work and school, the mail, slow down during this period and others: gathering of family and friends ramp up to amazing speed.
Enjoy this zwischen den Jaren.