Let me just list some examples of what bridge people could do. They could:
- translate all languages and cultural mores into other languages and cultural mores,
- translate mini-cultural divides like young tech geek speak (which is me) to parental technophobia speak,
- they could chaperon people across ideological divides like republican to democrat... (and vice-versa),
- guide people across the gay to straight river basin,
- Point out items of interest on the bridge between various religious canyon's and gorge's
eg. like evangelical christian canyon and the grand canyon,
- Across racial ravine's they could go back and forth between one racial group and another, explaining things like systematic racism and privilege, adding new boards to the bridge to complete it.
- And on and on!
I think on this journey I know some bridge people. :)
Um. Maybe this would be a good time to mention I’ve had a slight phobia of bridges for the last few years. It started really small about six years ago and then just grew. I think that I knew unconsciously years ago that there were life bridges up ahead I needed or need to cross, hence my anxiety of crossing actual bridges. I've been paying attention to my fear when driving over bridges lately and its started to get a bit less.