"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

A Bridge Too Far?

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“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”

Winnie the Pooh

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“Sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.”

Danielle Steel

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Faith — is the Pierless Bridge

Supporting what We see

Unto the Scene that We do not —

Too slender for the eye

 

It bears the Soul as bold

As it were rocked in Steel

With Arms of Steel at either side —

It joins — behind the Veil

 

To what, could We presume

The Bridge would cease to be

To Our far, vacillating Feet

A first Necessity.

Emily Dickinson

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3 responses

  1. Your little literal in the title changed before my very eyes. I don’t even need to comment now.

    January 15, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    • I had originally planned to post this under an entirely different title (The Bridge to Nowhere?) but revised my ideas before finally publishing.
      Although I correctly edited the file name on WordPress, I failed to properly change the title. Sorry!

      January 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm

  2. troubled waters, indeed … the bridge looks a mite shaky

    January 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm

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