In American life, we think we are most free when we don't need anybody. Exactly what Alzheimer's represents is absolute dependency - That's what we all need to learn - how deeply we need one another.
- Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics
You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne, Author (Winnie the Pooh)
All real living is meeting.
- Martin Buber, Philosopher
Nothing is more revealing than movement.
- Martha Graham, Dancer
A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from.
- Lin Yutang, Writer
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
- William James, Philosopher
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essayist
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer, Missionary
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.
- Bil Keane, Cartoonist
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat . . .We must find each other.
- Mother Theresa, Saint
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Christopher Columbus, Explorer
If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
- Loretta Girzartis, Author
Memory Bridge Newsletter
06/10/08 - Hello from Memory Bridge
I hope this edition of Crossings finds you in good spirits, deeply connected with friends and loved ones. Last year Memory Bridge launched our new Memory Bridge website (www.memorybridge.org), began to disseminate our Memory Bridge school program across the United States, and debuted our PBS documentary There Is a Bridge. We have received overwhelmingly supportive feedback about There Is a Bridge from around the world. Here is a sample of what folks are saying:
"I watched the clip with Mrs. Wilson and I saw Love in action. I cried. This was so beautiful, like something lifted out of time and space; proving that connectedness, regardless of outward differences or appearances, is the truth of us all. We are one."
Trudy · Santa Cruz, California
"Last night, Monday the 8th of October, I saw your program and it absolutely renewed my faith in compassion for people. The only time I had seen this was in the 80s and 90s during the AIDS devastation. Unfortunately it rarely exists anymore. But you certainly hit my heart and mind last night. Thank you."
Maurice Pacini · Los Angeles, California
"I watched the film last night. I thought it was fabulous! I teach nursing and am currently in a long term care facility with my students. I would love to make this a required viewing opportunity for them."
Laura Herbert · Ohio
A Young Person · Central California
If you have not seen There Is a Bridge and would like to know why the documentary is touching so many people in such a poignant way, you can see it when it airs on the PBS station in your area, or you can order a DVD of There Is a Bridge at www.memorybridge.org.
We hope you will find our newsletter informative and inspiring.
National Memory Bridge Outreach Coordinator