Bridge of hope or despair?
ESSENCE - Ligaya Rabago-Visaya (The Freeman) - July 25, 2019 - 12:00am

There is an extraordinary incongruity to the portrayal of a bridge. A bridge is supposed to represent a connection or continuation of what we are doing. For one to go to the next spot, a bridge would carry him to and to achieve an objective. It is supposed to give a relief or a sense of near fulfillment of one’s dream but if it is a way to end life, it is indeed daunting.

Bridges are meant to connect, to defeat the chasms. But what happens when a bridge, meant to bring together people, becomes an agency to separate them?

Another odd thing about bridges is that individuals see them as greater hindrances than regular streets, regardless of whether they are fixed range spans with no way of causing a postponement. Individuals won't falter to take a 10-minute drive which has an indistinguishable length of the street without ways out from even the biggest of bridges have, yet in the event that their course contains an extension, that equivalent 10-minute drive is seen as an issue to be maintained a strategic distance from.

What do bridges symbolize to individuals? In the tarot, the bridge card means advancement, associations, and steadiness. Regularly individuals view bridges as the best way to achieve a goal, and in this way bridges are an approach to defeat obstacles.

Bridges additionally speak of transitions. "Crossing over" is a euphemism for taking that voyage from life to death. Maybe that is likewise why such a significant number of individuals use spans when they've settled on the appalling choice to take their lives, a choice which, talking from individual perception, is made definitely more every now and again than is accounted for in the media and is additionally a choice which they right away lament, in light of their shouts in transit down. You can be genuinely sure that any bridge that you cross that is in excess of 40 feet over the water has been where somebody has died.

Perhaps my preferred bridge image, however, is that of hope. In the event that you can simply get over that bridge, you may end up in a better spot on the opposite side. Some bridges are more earnestly to cross than others. In case you're apprehensive about statures they can be alarming. In the event that feeling the surface shaking underneath your feet agitates you, at that point your intersection can represent a test; however trust me, that challenge is deluding. You would prefer not to be on an unbending and unyielding bridge. Not in the event that you need to live. So somehow or another, bridges can represent to a struggle, however one with the possibility of better things on the far shore, truly inspirational.

Yet, with less than ideal demise due essentially to sorrows that one can't any longer deal with. The family support system, the immediate community, even in school and the society in general provide tremendous help. Prayers have a critical part for a change of heart. We appeal to God for the individuals who are dislodged. We supplicate that individuals' hearts will be open as they get help from others. We appeal to Him for those lives we have to reconstruct and for the individuals who have the greatest need.

We should keep on hoping, with eyes wide open, however, our hearts immovably planted in our faith. We build bridges of hope, not of despair.

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