"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?


“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



“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



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





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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