Friday, August 29, 2008

Thoughts and Reflections Bridge the Gap

The gap.
"Mind the gap", is a warning that can be heard
thousands of times a day in the London Subway.
That tired, toneless computer voice, warning you about "the gap"...

The gap.
You'll meet gaps whenever you try to step from one level to another.
A void, an empty space or a river between
where you are now, and where you want to go.
Whether you want to take a train in the subway
or try to board a boat or a plane, there is always that gap you need to overcome.
That's why people invented bridges.
So that we can cross that gap without getting hurt.

And I guess that's just how it is in real life.
Building bridges, and crossing gaps.
When I first started blogging, I started out on Ning
you know, the Nablopomo challenge.
Nablopomo was the bridge over the gap for me.
I was just a blogger from Belgium, where the hell is Belgium anyway?
But pretty soon I met my first visitors who became regular readers later on.
To this very day I value their friendship,
missing them whenever they're not around.
And every day I get to meet new ones, all of them fabulous people ...
All of them have a special place in my heart.
Blogging bridges gaps between people from all over the world.

But I also feel blogging opens doors ...
And I would like to open the door
to a new photo challenge, I want to host starting next week ...
You can post a picture, but you can also write about it, or both ...
Be creative? I'm really looking forward to this?
I have this "thing" with doors, don't ask me why.
They make me wonder what goes on behind them, the stories they tell.
I never can resist them.
So if you are interested to join this new challenge, just leave me a comment ...

This bridge is in Le Thor, in Provence in France.
I love that warm light of the sunset on the bridge and it's reflection in the water.
If you cross it, you step into the sun, I guess that's why I like it so much ...

Oh and don't forget to visit the others at Alice's place, will you?