“True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” Nikos Kazantzakis
Local Attractions: TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE
We build too many walls and not enough bridges. Isaac Newton
Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us. Bruce Jackson
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. Alex Haley
We can’t cross that bridge until we come to it, but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time. Bernard Baruch
Okay let’s confess; I LOVE bridges and architecturally complex buildings. I love bridges because they serve a bigger role than their utilitarian function as a throughway. They are great connectors as they also serve as symbols of unity and connection. To cross a bridge is to step into another realm, area or community and we go because we want to make a connection. They also take a lot of risk, manpower and planning to construct. It is a rare bridge where lives were not lost during its construction so, they remind us of man’s enormous drive and effort to pull communities together so we can continue to mourn, celebrate and interact on many levels. My images are of the Tappan Zee Bridge, the George Washington Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge and a few others in the NY area. Come back for more.
“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.” Audre Lorde
Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge. Stephen Levine
We have a long way to go before we are able to hear the voices of everyone on earth, but I believe that providing voices and building bridges is essential for the World Peace we all wish for. Joichi Ito
There are two kinds of comics; there are the ones who build bridges, and then there are the people who walk across the bridges as though they built them. The bridge builders are few and far between. Ron White
Whenever I find myself near a bridge or about to cross one, I feel a great urge to capture the moment in a photograph. Yes, I have a ton of bridge photos but they are filed away on an external drive so, until I have a chance to search them and share a few more photos, we will have to enjoy the shots above and below…
“I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge.” Seth Godin
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Jim Rohn
Knowledge of other people’s beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts. Kjell Magne Bondevik
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. Thomas Fuller
Whether we love, fear, or are indifferent to bridges, they are found everywhere and provide an invaluable service we can’t ignore. Every bridge has a story behind it and was built on the backs, sweat and tears of artisans who believed in the architects vision. When we throw ourselves wholeheartedly into creating a vision we believe would make a huge difference in people’s lives, we are unstoppable. Some people fritter away their lives over petty rubbish, when they ought to be building magnificent bridges that reaffirm their lives and a greater purpose.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: BRIDGE For this challenge, interpret the theme “bridge.” You can go the same route as I did and capture any type or style of bridge where you are, or go deeper and take a snapshot of something or someone that acts as a bridge in your life: a link, a connection, a mediator. Have fun — we look forward to your takes!
Positive Motivation Tip: Build a bridge from your heart to the world…
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.