“In life, we can build bridges or fences, but there isn’t enough supply for both.” My bastardized version of a sweet sentiment is what comes to mind as I arrive at a location touted as not only an observation deck, but an attraction second to none.
This week’s location is Reunion Tower in Dallas, Texas. The 15th tallest building in the City might be the most recognizable. It sits at 561 feet, maybe the distance required to see the forest from the trees in our lives.
I recently lost a coworker at my corporate job. In an environment that can seem bland and impersonal, this coworker had an innate ability to create time that brightened up the world. It is one of the things that will remember about him.
Maybe it is coincidence that I am reminded this week of the bridges and the fences I have built over the years. If I am lucky, I will be remembered for more bridges than partitions as was the light of my late coworker.
Sometimes I need reminders of grace, more plentiful than the 5 morning alarms it takes to wake me up. Grace for others and grace for self. Reminders to step outside of my own head to actually achieve being the kind of person I hope that will be similarly remembered whenever my time comes.
Which leads us to this week’s track “Always Something There to Remind Me” by the Baja Marimba Band. The take on the song provides enough backdrop that I honestly think it would be great elevator music for the many floors one climbs to reach the observation deck.
Let’s all take care of one another, y’all.