by Kevin Mitchell

“Look at the bridge. You see the two towers?”- Jeppy
“yeah”- me
“You see how each of the tower carries the load of the structure equally?”-Jeppy
“yeah”- me
“That’s what a real relationship should look like.”- Jeppy
“that’s awesome”- me

This Tower Bridge is now on the top of my list of places I want to go see. I hope to one day take my own photograph of this bridge and frame it to hang on my wall.

It’s such beautiful, symbolic icon of what I’ve realized has made me fail so badly at relationships all my life and what I should always be striving for instead. You have to seek true balance and structure between both parties. Sure, there will always been imbalanced relationships and partial/quasi casual friendships.

Tower Bridge however is the epitome of an amazing friendship. It requires both parties to grow strong together and want to hold equal part in the relationship. You can’t fake connections. You can’t bypass the construction of the structure as much as you’d like to because then you just create something weak and temporary.

It’s such a simple but beautiful concept of a partnership in any connection you have in life. Forget BFF! It’s TBF! Tower Bridge Friends 🙂

I’m not exactly sure what it means to try to repair bridges that have long swept away though. Do we reconstruct from scratch or take a lesson in the fact that the relationship didn’t have the structure it needed to begin with? I have an enormous amount of flaws. My emotional shortcomings prevent me from my own self-repair at times…… other than that, I’m not all together sure about much. I just know that relationships require a good sense of continual assurance which require a degree of emotional presence….get what you give…lalalalala. I’m working on it.


Chapter 27: Caged Birds Sing Sweeter?

*this chapter has been lost*

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