.................. KATHERINE SHAUGHNESSY ..................

| Bridges |


Now I am building bridges.
Because it is not a time to be silent.
It is not a time to be afraid or to hide away.
We must wake up and cross the river.
We must show up with the facts and not be shy.
And no matter what happens, we must not build walls.

This is my first bridge.
I made it in a small gully while on a hike in the foothills.
It was an ordinary Tuesday morning in March.
At first, the day was cold and rainy with mud all around.
As I finished, the sun came out and the birds
who were watching me began to sing. It's true.

I'm hoping one of those birds will land on this olive branch bridge,
or on my out-stretched hand.


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