The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

As I’ve mentioned before, my most viewed blog entry is the one on Bridge Symbolism. It’s viewed about 25 times a day, by people all over the world. I have no idea why, but it gratifies me. Now more than ever.

Bridges symbolize connection more than anything else. They join places and people together that might otherwise find it difficult to interact. They link us. They allow us to reach out.

In a world where terrorism seems to be on the rise (as we have all seen recently), it is more important than ever to connect. Terrorists are the very opposite of bridges. They want to cause disconnection. They want us to stop interacting and communicating and learning about one another. They do not want us to be linked. In fact, they want to block our paths. They want us to be afraid to go around the next corner or across the next border.

So I implore you to reject all forms of disconnection and isolation. Cast off all forms of hatred. Extend your hand to your neighbor. Cross over. Make someone welcome. Be a bridge.


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14 thoughts on “Thwart a Terrorist — Build a Bridge

  1. lyn sutton says:

    It is the bridges we build between our differences that creates paths to the equality and freedom we need to travel to reach home.

  2. lyn sutton says:

    With your inspirational and often courageous posts you are more than a bridge tender…you are a bridge builder.

    1. Awww, thanks Lyn! That’s my hope.

  3. I wish more people felt this way, well said!

    1. Why thank you. Spread the word. 🙂

  4. someone should write a song… like… about a bridge… over troubled waters… or something… HA!

    1. lyn sutton says:

      We need to build a bridge over all the troubled water Art likes to stir up… 🙂

      1. Awww, he’s harmless, and good spirited, so a little turbulence isn’t so bad. 🙂

    2. Yes, that would be a great song. lol. 🙂

  5. lyn sutton says:

    I stir up my fair share of chaos and can tread in Arts waters happily and indefinitely… it’s the non swimmers I worry about. The bridge would be for those who can’t handle the turbulence. 🙂

    1. Something for everybody. I like that concept. 🙂

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