The View from a Drawbridge

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

Continuity

The View from a Drawbridge

I read something recently that I found very comforting. The same sunrise/sunset has been circling the globe for millions of years. Mind officially blown. I love the idea that my sunset is someone else’s sunrise. It gives me a sense of connection with the wider world. It links me to all of time, past, present …

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Spring is a time when life feels so abundant. Flowers are blooming and there are baby animals everywhere. Spring, for me, is the most hopeful time of the year. I went decades without experiencing it because I lived in Florida. Now that I am in Seattle, I have that hope once again, and I will …

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A longtime reader and friend made a very simple and yet extremely profound point the other day. She said, “We are all descended from survivors.” Wow. Yet another epiphany of the obvious! Think about it. Every single direct branch of your family tree consists of someone who survived long enough to pass on his or …

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I used to think that you could tell everything you needed to know about a man by how he treats his mother. I still think that’s a great theory in many cases. The problem is it only works when the man in question has a decent mother. If his mother is a total shrew or …

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