Saturday, September 04, 2010


Listening to NPR’s interview this morning with Ann and Nancy Wilson, who comprise “Heart,” I heard a marvelous comment:

The hardest thing you’ll ever learn
is which bridge to cross
and which bridge to burn.
Ain’t it the truth?

Now in my mid-50s, I find myself less and less clear about which bridge to cross and which to burn.


Blogger Ann said...

Just don't burn them before you get to them!!

9/04/2010 9:10 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

What I love about this quip is the uncertainty about which to burn and which to cross. I think that's a difficult discernment sometimes.

9/04/2010 9:17 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Such true words. I, too, am in my mid fifties and this speaks to true to me

9/04/2010 9:26 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

oops "so" true, editing my first comment!

9/04/2010 9:26 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Not to worry, Cathy. I caught your drift.

9/04/2010 9:36 PM  
Blogger IT said...

Can you burn them after you cross them?

9/04/2010 10:35 PM  
Blogger Roberta Grey said...

Believe it or not, this is where a lot of centering prayer comes into my life. I throw it out to God and know that the right choice will come in God's time. Patience, now thats another story. Usually within a period of a few weeks, situations will present themselves that make it clear what choice to take, it will all happen quickly, smoothly, and you will know it's right. Then fire up the torches......

9/05/2010 9:29 AM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Yeah, IT, I suppose one may have one's cake and eat it too ... although that has not been my experience.

9/05/2010 11:04 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Thanks for those thoughts, Roberta. I wish -- fervently wish! -- I could have that kind of clarity. Talk more.

9/05/2010 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, so I use a little TM in the mix too. I go to my "space" and actually have a conversation with God. Spill it all out there, ideas, concerns, worries, hopes. Then wrap it all up in a big package, hand it over and say - you give back the right thing. Moving to MO was like that and boom, 5 days later the snowball started. It's amazing but it's happened to me more than once so I trust it.

9/07/2010 10:30 AM  
Blogger keith nethery said...

Yes, an interesting statement. It takes on an all together greater significance for those, like me, who do not like crossing bridges. Any bridge that takes me more than 50 feet above the ground is uncomfortable, and the ones that seem to hang in mid air, bring downright fear. Now, to meditate on the spiritual equivalent. My brain hurts already

9/07/2010 1:57 PM  
Blogger Kevin K said...

A lot of people seem to want to burn them while they are on them.

Kevin K.

9/08/2010 1:43 PM  

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