Bridges #midnighthaiku

Many paths may cross

Heading towards tomorrow

Take a leap of faith

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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23 Responses to Bridges #midnighthaiku

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  2. Sadje says:

    Indeed. 🙏

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  3. Sure as shootin’, that’s where the troll under the bridge lives.

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  4. Alli Templeton says:

    Hi Sue, I’m in the thick of my final assignment now, such as is possible, but needed a dose of your beautiful verse. This is it. And wow, this is a good ‘un. Wonderful. A leap of faith is what I, and all of us, will be needing to take before long. And I don’t just mean with my essay… 🙂

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      Yes, I think we will need both faith, understanding and tolerance… we will all have to respond in our own way to what the days bring, and not judge the actions of others without bearing in mind that we see only the surface, not the depths.
      I’d wish you luck with the essay…but I know you won’t need it, Alli. xx

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      • Alli Templeton says:

        I think you’re right, Sue. I reckon the social knock-on effects alone are going to be pretty big. It’s going to take us all a while to recover.
        Thanks for the kind words and good luck wishes. With all that’s going on and all the interruptions and distractions I have at home at the moment, I think this year I will need all the luck I can get! Still, at least it’s an essay and not an exam. 🙂

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        • Sue Vincent says:

          It could take longer than we think to recover.The children at those critical ages where social isolation and learning to fear closeness could have long term and negative effects worries me more than anything else.

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          • Alli Templeton says:

            I couldn’t agree more, Sue. It’s the children – who have their whole lives ahead of them – that are bound to bear the deepest scars, and that’s terrible. I’m particularly worried about the special needs ones, like my lad who is only 9 and has missed virtually a whole year of support at school, and had his world turned upside down. He’s very damaged, and it’s going to be hard to fix. But the powers that be don’t seem to have considered the youngsters and kids like Nathan. It’s scary, really.

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            • Sue Vincent says:

              A lot of noises have been made about protecting mental health… but very little about emotional health, especially in children who may carry such scars into adulthood. I rather fancy the fallout will be felt…and largely ignored by ‘authority’ for many years to come.

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              • Alli Templeton says:

                You’re right, I’m sure. I expect they’ll try to ignore it, but hopefully with enough pressure they may not be able to. On Friday I was speaking with the deputy head of Nathan’s school who rang up to tell me that he won’t be able to go back tomorrow owing to the vastly different experience it would be for him, what with all the staff shortages and government guidelines as to how it had to be run. Interestingly, she agreed with my views and said that with all the damage this episode has done to the kids, she reckons many people in power are going to have to answer for their decisions. I hope she’s right, and I’ll be happy to add my voice to the demands. Interesting times ahead, I think.

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              • Sue Vincent says:

                I agree that this is a time when we need to be prepared to speak our minds when we see something that seems wrong. Far too easy for a false consensus to be accepted simply because too many remain silent.

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              • Alli Templeton says:

                Again, I couldn’t agree more, and when it comes to the welfare of my kids I’ve never been one to remain silent! 🙂

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              • Sue Vincent says:

                Not surprising. A mother can be a vertiable force of nature when defending the wellbeing of her children 😉

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              • Alli Templeton says:

                Indeed, I turn into a bit of a viking warrior 😉

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              • Sue Vincent says:

                I can imagine 🙂

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              • Alli Templeton says:

                …must be all that mead. 😉

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  5. Jennie says:

    Wonderful!

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