Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B is for Bridges in the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge

April 2, 2014

2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge
A Rural Life
Day 2

B is for Bridges

Welcome to the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge! This is the fourth year I've participated in the challenge, and I’m all set to go. This year, 2014, is all about my rural life. It’s sort of like Walton’s Mountain meets the big city meets middle America. It’s my life and the forces that come together to make my unique world.

Will I do a little promo along the way? Absolutely! I'm a writer. I can’t blog if I cut out part of my life. So just like life this year will be a mix-up - a wonderful combination of this and that all rolled into one that may seem chaotic on the surface but blends together to create the whole package that is A Rural Life.

So thanks for coming along for the ride in the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge.


Bridges fascinate me with the duality of their nature. Maybe it’s because I’m a Gemini I see the past, present and future in a bridge.

Bridges call to me to move forward, to cross to the other side with the quiet promise they won’t let me fall as I take those fateful steps. And yet they remain, a link to the past and the path recently traveled. From the purely functional, most aesthetic blending of steel and art to the completely metaphorical, I love bridges.

Needing to find both witty and/or sentimental quotes about bridges, I turned to Google. Once there, it was a struggle to pull the gems from the rubbish. I wonder, as always, if the quotes are real and if they’re attributed to the correct person. Maybe I shouldn’t let it bog me down.

Maybe, if the words give a proper representation of bridges, I should be happy with that and cross the bridge over to tomorrow and the letter C.


“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” - David Russell, Scottish classical guitarist

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” - Jim Rohn, American Speaker and Author.

“Sometimes you get the best light from burning a bridge.” -Don Henley, founding member of Eagles

“We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd.” - unknown

“What need the bridge be wider than the flood?” - Shakespeare


You didn't’t really think you’d get away without a brief book promo, did you? B is for Beneath Dark Stars.

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KC Kendricks


Unknown said...

Lovely picture. bridges to the self as well.
We are also on the Challenge at:
Garden of Eden Blog
Regards, Susan

Bob said...

Great post - I love bridges, generally the higher and less stable the better . . .which, I guess, says a lot about me. LOL

KC Kendricks said...

I think it moves your meter over to the "thrill seeker" setting LOL!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bridges can be so inspiring - from ancient stone cart crossings to bridge almost in the clouds like the one at the gateway to the Cevennes in France. Good luck with the A to Z.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

lol Bridges are one of the things I theory.

I love the way they look and often take photos of them. But I get all nervous crossing them. Especially on foot.

Happy A to Z-ing!
My A to Z:Body Beauty.

Unknown said...

Great post, love bridges, especially in san francisco. however i live in the midwest and well you get what you get and dont throw a fit... happy a to z challenge.

KC Kendricks said...

The first time I drove across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge I was nervous. I spent five days in Ocean City MD knowing I had to drive over it again to get home. But on the return trip I was so eager to get home I didn't give the bridge a second thought. I think that was the start of my love of bridges.

Brenda said...

I love bridges. Especially covered bridges.


Tasha Duncan-Drake said...

I love going over bridges on long drives. Ever since I was small I've loved to look over the edge. Not sure I'm so happy with the metaphorical ones :)
Tasha's Thinkings

KC Kendricks said...

Sometimes the metaphorical ones are a lot tougher to cross, that's for sure.