B is Beginning...

When I think the letter B, I first think of  beginnings. SARK has some wonderful things to say about this word. "Beginnings are brand new chances...let the buoyancy of the beginning carry you to new places".  I took an online course,  a self-discovery type class. We had to use a shoe box, on the outside make a self portrait. The inside images were meant to represent our foundation. I chose a bridge over the bay(where I am from). One woman, couldn't get over me using a bridge, " doesn't seem like a good foundation" she posted.  I could see where she was coming from, shaky. But in reality, it was shaky. Life is fragile; I found that out at age 10.  My Uncle died of Leukemia at 27, his wife 8 months pregnant; he never met his son. My Dad had his first heart attack,later that year. The bridge represented for me, connections, new paths, on another journey and emotions to be faced.  I'm a Navy spouse and have moved 17 x in 27 yrs. There is a lot of change, moving onward, a bridge represents this for me. BUT isn't life a bridge. It is something we have to cross to reach another destination to explore new places, meet new people, as we build our lives.
We all have bridges to cross, some over troubled water and some for joy n' celebrations.  Speaking of bridges, visit Jessica Bell  and read more about her new book, "String Bridge" here is her book trailer.
She is singing a song, her Mom wrote...Amazing-oops wrong letter, Beautiful, that's better ;-D!
We continue to learn as we journey over our own bridges~ It reminds me of another word you will need on your journey. Believe in yourself and in magic! "I feel I've barely begun, I believe I'm capable of so much more"~SARK.
Don't forget to sign up for my Give away, you may need this dress to wear to that next event...the one the bridge will take you to  ;-D

Comments

septembermom said…
I love the idea of life as a bridge. It gives us the sense of life as continuous, a place of discovery. It is very proactive. I'm happy to follow you here :) This challenge is turning out to be a wonderful way for me to meet lovely bloggers like you. Enjoy your day. - Kelly
Wonderful B post. life is like a bridge as you say,I enjoyed the read and look forward to letter c.

Yvonne.
Sarah Ketley said…
Hello,
doing the rounds from a - z! --> great post i certainly know what you mean. I also have seen an young adult Leukemia diagnosis at work and it is horrific stuff. I'm currently writing my novel about it.

i love the picture at the top of your blog, i loved those flowers when i was little. so perfect for the blog post as well. Fragile and beautiful.

happy writing
sarah
Siv Maria said…
Great B word. I have crossed many bridges and started over many times. What won't kill you truly does make you stronger.
Stephen Tremp said…
We do have our bridges to cross. Sometimes they need to be burned to the ground too!
Ju Dimello said…
I love the concept of a beginning.. when everything is fresh, dewy and great! Like early morning :)

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Beth said…
This was a very thoughtful post. You worked it into the challenge nicely.
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Renae said…
I love the thought of life being full of bridges we must cross. So true.
a sojourner said…
like your thoughts about bridges. i've also moved so many times in my life.

lol...don't wear dresses and i'm not a cross dresser, i'll pass on your givaway.
Carrie Burtt said…
Wonderful and wise words on your B post Ella! :-)
Alison Miller said…
This was beautiful - I think a bridge was the perfect choice for you. Thanks for sharing.
Hart Johnson said…
I'm so with you. Sometimes the hardest of life's circumstances can bring about the most amazing beginnings and I ADORE beginnings... (so much easier than tying things off with no messy details)
Jules said…
Great post Ella. The analogy is wonderful but in real life... I'll drive 2 hours not go over a big bridge :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow
Elaine AM Smith said…
I loved your post. The idea of collecting memories in boxes is a great one. I guess it is so we can look at them in safety knowing we can put them away where they cannot do any harm. Bridges are beautiful in architecture and in life too.
T C Mckee said…
Stopping by on the challenge. Loved your post. Life is definitely a bridge and one that is forever changing. I love it.
Jennee said…
A bridge is a great way to describe a foundation. They can be just as strong as any other form of foundation! Great examples and excellent post!
J.L. Campbell said…
Hello. I'm on the A-Z trails. For me bridges represent transitions - we go through so many changes during our lifetimes. Good food for thought.
a bridge is interesting.. but I think it's part of you.. and you don't need to explain yourself LOL I like the dandelion seeds... great... new spring look... I also have seen that book trailer a lot.. looks like a good book... maybe we should both read it and post about it.
Wanda said…
Life is full of bridges leading out of one place and into another. It's smart not to burn the bridges from whence we've come. Never know when it's necessary to revisit some places.
Beginnings. The perfect word. Filled with much promise and hope. Thanks for the reminder.
Kari Marie said…
Bridges as a foundation. I love the idea of reaching out into the world that way.
Holly Jahangiri said…
I like it. Without bridges, our brains wouldn't work - bridges between cells. Nothing works well without bridges. Bridges have good foundations, by the way - one on each end. I like it. ;)


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Margo Kelly said…
Wonderful post! Happy B-day. I'm a new follower from the A-Z Challenge - nice to meet you! :)

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Raquel Byrnes said…
I loved that video and the song was so haunting. Great post.
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Jingle said…
you make me smile,
what a fun take on B.
Mary said…
Thought-provoking post, Ella. We all need to believe in ourselves, believe in magic. Blessings to you in the month of April.
Greg Johnson said…
Bridges make great foundations for new beginnings. Excellent!
doreen said…
I do believe life is full of bridges to cross and I have been very scared of bridges since I was a child.
I enjoyed the book trailer (we are recording the music for my book trailer tomorrow).
The song was beautiful!
Rosalind Adam said…
A new beginning is exciting and frightening. It's like a new morning, another chance to try for what you didn't quite manage the day before, but also another chance to fail. I love your analogy with bridges. They seem to hold a deep meaning in many myths and legends too.
Jessica Bell said…
Aw, thank you for this! So very kind of you!!! XOXO
Amy Saia said…
An insightful post, and very well written.
Michael Di Gesu said…
Hi, Ella,

This was so beautifully written. The truth in such purity.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Michael
Martha (MM) said…
I've always found new beginnings exciting and refreshing. Visiting from the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Have a wonderful Sunday and a great A-Z April!
damyantiwrites said…
Beginnings and Bridges. great word choices for B. All the best with A-Z
Madeleine said…
Thanks for a very thought provoking post :O)
L. Diane Wolfe said…
That is very touching how the bridge represents new paths for you.
Anita said…
I was an AF spouse and hear you on the moving...fun, though, isn't it...new places, people. We're staying put now [she says while crossing fingers]. B is for great Blog Post!
carol said…
Love how you talk about life being like a bridge. Great job. What a beautiful post. Stopping by from a-z blogging challenge
Lynette Killam said…
A wonderful B post, Ellie...I am also a big fan of Sark's books! Life is fragile indeed, isn't it, and every day a new beginning. What strong women these challenges have forged us into!

I'm loving this A-Z challenge...will be back to check out the rest of your letters...:)

Lynette
Imagination lane
Rob-bear said…
Bridge speaks of connection, in a world where isolation seems to be increasingly more common, sadly.
Andrea Coventry said…
Crossing some of my own bridges right now....thanks for your inspirational words.

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Graywolfie said…
Brilliant post..! Really true that there are lots of bridge we have to cross..

(dropping by from A to Z challenge)

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Http://graywolfie.andrewandgrace.net
Elizabeth said…
Bridges are connective links. Taking us from here to there wherever that might be. I love the idea of bridge as a foundation for life. It speaks to movement, continuing the journey, ever aware that this moment can only lead to the next.

Elizabeth
Thanks for visiting my blog via A to Z.

Bridges are wonderful! They may be crossed, burned, avoided, torn down, reinforced, walked alone or with a friend. So much of life is all of those things, or none of them, depending on the circumstance and the person. Bridges to me represent possibilities, and most possibilities do not come with the promise of success, but with the opportunity for it. What we do with it is up to us. Great post.
Very thoughtful and touching piece. The idea of "Bridges" as a representation of "Beginnings" is very appropriate. I completely agree with your interpretation.
Lynda R Young said…
Beautiful post. It's a great way to view life.
Ciara said…
I love the thought of bridges. I'm from A-Z and a new follower. Wow, puts life in perspective.
SharleneT said…
My life has been a series of five-year bridges and I've loved the journey.

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sema said…
Great B words .My Word for B was Believe.

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Talli Roland said…
Fantastic B word. Beginning are so exciting, yet so scary. And I love Jess's trailer!
Jessica is amazing and I can't wait to read String Bridges, in its entirety!!! Thanks for the follow!
kmckendry said…
Stopping by from the A to Z trail. Beautiful picture at the top. Good luck with all your bridge crossings.
Donna Weaver said…
Also stopping in for A to Z. Lovely post.
Amanda Trought said…
Love this Ella, each bridge leads to a new adventure, new beginnings...