For March, the WordPrompt is: BRIDGE, so I thought I’d write about my idea of how I view the bridges of life.
When I think of bridges in life, I see them as this symbolic place of transition from one place to another and we don’t always know what they will bring.
Will it be a path where we take our time, a place of quiet calm, or a place of turbulence?
A place where we can develop ideas, foster creativity, and where meaningful relationships form?
In either case it may be hard to slow down, enjoy the moment, embrace the journey, and put more value in people over productivity.
I came across this YouTube video the other day and realized how much society has changed.
Of course it depends on where you live and how you spend your more leisurely moments in time, but even then, I don’t typically see as much casual strolling and interpersonal connection as part of our every day routine.
“I’m late, I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say ‘hello, goodbye,’ I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!”– The White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland
Watch the video and let me know what you think.
A Day at the Beach 1928 – Biarritz France 1920s
Time travel back to roaring 20s Biarritz in France on a September day in 1928.
On any trail, it’s the bridges that seem to be that pathway that slows us down in some fashion, filing through and narrowing our focus. Sometimes reprioritizing our focus.
I think changing that focus toward a more restful enjoyment of the landscape and people you come across in the fastest or slowest of situations, in the most hectic or calmest of circumstances, is not always the first thing that comes to mind. Nor is it easiest, most convenient, or quickest option.
Turbulence all around
Are you on a bridge where you are crossing over the most confusing, fearing, or unsettling of circumstances, perhaps in a difficult or daunting spot?
– Iao Valley State Park, Maui, Hawaii
Are you crossing over still water where you find yourself being able to slowly wander, mingle, meander around a bit, having a hard time realizing how you don’t always have to rush ahead?
– Neighborhood Pond
The Little Bridge on Turtle Lane
Whether an impeding deadline speeding you up over treacherous circumstances or a path of serenity with a spectacular view and a slow moving, sizable speed bump, bridges can be a wonderful place of opportunity.
Either way consider the scenic beauty and moments to cherish. Whether you can engage in genuine conversation or take the time to be mindful.
It can take courage to cross.
Let’s consider all the wonderful encounters you may have on The Little Bridge on Turtle Lane.