In Praise of the Bridges

Photo credit: Michelle Orrelle
Photo credit: Michelle Orrelle

In praise of the bridges we cross to meet one another,
to talk, to argue, to embrace.
In praise of the people who built the bridges,
with their money, their time and their hope.
In praise of the people who cross the bridges,
to learn, to explore, to adventure.
In praise of the leaders who show them the way,
In praise of the parents who encourage and support,
In praise of the government missions.
In praise of the teachers, the preachers, the guides and the speakers,
The organizations, the clubs and the groups.
In praise of communities everywhere,
Who open their homes, their tables, their arms,
And share thoughts and ideas and concern for each other.
It matters, it works,
I am sure.

About the Author
Michelle is an Australian Jew who moved to Israel in 2004. She has three sons who were born in the United States where she and her British-born, Israeli-raised husband lived and worked for 8.5 yrs. The eldest two are currently serving in the Israeli Navy, the youngest is in high school. Michelle is the Co-founder of Crew 972 Animation production company, Residence Event Manager for the Australian Ambassador to Israel, and a Guide at Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People. She has a BA in Visual Arts, Masters of Design and an MBA.
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