Monday, February 8, 2010
The Entrance To Another World
I'll try to remember to do it this year, because what awaits us on the other side of this bridge truly is another world. On this side of the bridge is a well-traveled nature trail where so many people like to go. On the other side is a very small backwoods path that leads to a hidden river. I'll be showing you that in the near future, but today is all about the bridge.
This is one of the few places where you can feel all alone and isolated here even in the middle of winter when nothing is hidden. I guess I forget that because this nature park is always so crowded with other people. Usually when I go out, it's to get away from civilization, and that means other humans as well. Sometimes I like company though, but this is the bridge to my special alone place.
I've oddly never seen even a hint of animal life near the bridge, but on the other side I've seen some remarkable things. I saw some of my first up close deers drinking from the river that one of the branches of this path leads to. It can be almost unsettling even for me when I get to that place, because it feels so much more isolated than any other place. That makes this bridge really an entrance to another world.