Bridge: (n) a structure carrying a path across an obstacle.
I often drove out there, parked my car and sat on the end of the bridge, looking over the scenery. It was so beautiful–so old-fashioned that it was nearly antiquated. But it still held the weight of vehicles and performed its natural function.
It was artistically placed in the countryside–so much so that I failed to realize that it spanned a ravine and expanse of water.
I giggled over its practical use because it was so attractive. Someone could have built something ugly to cover the water, but instead they constructed this gorgeous piece of architecture.
So stunning was its essence that I forgot it was just a bridge–a way to get from one side to another without falling into the valley.
It made me wax a little eloquent–or perhaps even over-stated.
For I tell you–never in our history has there been a greater need for ideas to bridge the gaps.
Maybe we could take a clue from the covered bridge and learn to make our notions and doctrines so appealing that people don’t notice that they are evolving from one point to another.
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