Jason C. Stanley

ponderings of a dad walking humbly & seeking justice

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

The Challenge:  Down. We spend a lot of time looking ahead, looking from left to right before we cross the street, looking into the sky for Superman, but not a lot of time looking down. What do you see?

This is a photo I took while in Los Diques, Costa Rica in January 2010.

This bridge is no longer in the Diques.  When it was, it ran from one shantytown area to another, over a river.  This was the main way into the city for many who lived on the other side.  It also held a water pipe, adding to the balance challenge of crossing the bridge.

When I have had the chance to witness people walking across, I observed that none of them looked down.  I got courageous enough to step out just a bit on it to see what it was like.  The bridge was uneven, swinging with every move.  There was no security, no guarantee that I would be safe getting across.  One wrong step and we are covered in the muddy water.  I couldn’t help but look down as I took my few steps.  How do they do this? I wondered. How do they not look down?  How do they not worry about falling through?

Isn’t that a lot like life?



  1. I do not think I would have the courage to walk across – even without looking down!

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