These photos were taken mainly in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, a few here in Alberta, and one in Ontario. At this time of great change and great challenges I thought it would be worth sharing and contemplating, as we all need to build bridges in this world of turmoil and challenges. May we all be architects of bridges and not of walls.

โ€œThe sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.โ€ – Andre Lorde

An old bridge that is no longer in operation, though it served the communities of Stephenville and Stephenville Crossing in Newfoundland well for many, many years.
sometimes, the gulf is not wide and we need only a little bridge to cross it. This one is part of the Gravels Nature Trail in Port au Port West, Newfoundland & Labrador
Crossing a river in St. George’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
One of the pedways that cross above the busy street and connects the various buildings of the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, AB, Canada keeping pedestrians safe….let us build bridges of safety
Bowring Park, St; John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
The “new” bridge over Romaine’s River near Port au Port East, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
A bridge to safety – the overpass over highway 63 taken during the enforced evacuation during the wildfires of 2016 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Even little bridges serve a function, taken in Stephenville, Newfoundland & Labrador on the “Wee Care Nature Trail” behind the Kindale Public Library
Heritage Park, Fort McMurray, Ab, Canada
also taken in Heritage Park, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
In Riverside Park, Guelph, ON, Canada
St. George’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

I leave you with this prayer, written by Alycia Longriver, because I believe in the power of prayer as a bridge between all peoples:

Creator, open our hearts
to peace and healing between all people.
Creator, open our hearts
to provide and protect for all children of the earth.
Creator, open our hearts
to respect for the earth, and all the gifts of the earth.
Creator, open our hearts
to end exclusion, violence, and fear among all.
Thank-you for the gifts of this day and every day.

~ written by Alycia Longriver, Native American (Micmac), 1995

10 thoughts on “Serenity Sunday: Building bridges

  1. Hi there Carol! Seasonโ€™s greetings. Your bridge scenes are very captivating. What great prompts they are for a story tell. But, your thoughts for love, peace and healing are the best! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’—Cheers to your good week!

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