Lately, my thing has been to find new spots of nature to photograph. I love going to bodies of water-- the river, lakes and bay around home. It has been a mission for my boyfriend and I to find a bridge that crossed over the river. But not just any bridge. A railroad track bridge. There were two we found locally, so we traveled over to West Virginia to reach one of them. I was walking through a small trail that led to the tracks, and you could see a glimpse of the river from the trail. I noticed in the river were remains of a stone bridge that had once rested in the river. Eventually the bigger, steel bridge was built and the stone one was torn down. All that was left of the stone bridge was a few nubs from the leg of the bridge. I sat there staring at the nubs (not really sure why).
I got my bridge pictures, even though I'm pretty sure we were trespassing and not allowed there... As we stood there, I heard a ringing, and a few seconds later a train blasted through. (I had to run far away, because I was a baby about the train being so close.) I looked at the tracks after the train passed. I thought about how strong a bridge has to be to stand so tall, and be able to hold the massive train as it rolls through. The stone bridge must not have been able to handle it anymore. Eventually, trains are made bigger and heavier and the little stone bridge would not have been able to hold all the train brought on.
Life is like the train. Things keep getting put on our plate and we get weighed down and life gets heavier. As things get more complicated and stressful, we need a good support system-- the people we chose to surround ourselves with daily. If we don't have good support of our friends and family, it can be hard to get to where we need to go. We come to this stand still..."Should I cross over? Can I make it?". The only way to fix the problem seems to be to fix the structure we're leaning on. We can't cross the rocky bridge that is not stable enough to hold us up. Continuing to travel over a weak bridge will not get you where you need to go.
Ask yourself if it is time to fix the stone bridge and build a new, stronger one. To continue on your journey of life, you need to stop being in this stand still and get over the river. Just ask yourself how you're getting over it.
I love going out and exploring new places. Each new place holds history, value and importance. I believe God brings us to difference places to give us perspective on things. Is it time to build a new structure to continue on where you need to go?
Look around you.
Here's my blog!
I used to think Blogs were pointless, and nobody read them. That may still be the case! But I found reading people's blogs actually made an impact on me, so I wanted to do the same. I love photography, and a lot runs through my mind when I'm taking pictures, so I decided to share all my thoughts with you guys!