Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bridges that require bravery

So, in the Life & Arts/Travel section of the paper today there is an article with this exact title.

There is a list of 5 Jaw-dropping bridges:
1. Millau Viaduct, Millau, France - Taller in spots than the Eiffel Tower
2. Tower Bridge, London - Two large towers standing over the river Thames
3. Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic - Features 30 baroque statues of patron saints
4. Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco - Suspension bridge stretches almost 750 feet
5. Magdeburg Water Bridge, Magdeburg, Germany - Water passes atop and below this bridge

There there is the list of the 5 Scariest bridges:
1. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Kedah, Malaysia - More than 2,200 feet above sea level and 400 feet long
2. Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, B.C. - Suspension bridge 230 feet above the Capilano River
3. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Antrim, Northern Ireland - A rope bridge 60 feet long and 100 feet high
4. Trift Bridge, Gadmen, Switzerland - A 550 foot long 300 foot high pedestrian bridge
5. Royal Gorge Bridge, Canon City, Colo - World's highest suspension bridge, 1053 feet above the Arkansas River

So, these all sound like great place to go see and I knew right away that I wanted to include these on my blog today...then I got to thinking about the title...and it said more to me than the physical bridges that people build...what about our mental bridges that we create in relationships and work, etc.

Fortunately for me, I have a pretty boring life. All in all things are pretty normal, whatever that means. My husband and I are happy, though it has been a tough road to get here at times. We have had some major bridges to deal with in our 18+ years together in order to get to this point and I do think there had to be some sort of bravery in that process. I think that is what often is lacking in these relationships that end all to frequently in divorce. Then there is the bravery my bffl must show as her only child has decided to move out and stay closer or with her father for awhile.

We have a lot of bridges in this life that we deal with and it is up to us to decide how we want to deal with them. Are we going to be brave and face it head on or are we going to crawl in a shell and not face the reality of the situation.

My message to everyone I know and anyone that reads this is to find your bravery...and make it work for the end you will be so much happier with yourself.


  1. Wonderful......

    There's a lot of scary bridges to cross in life. Don't look down, don't look back--one foot in front of the other, keep on walkin'.

  2. An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

    Karim - Positive thinking