Our London Bridge

October 7th, 2014, 11am

When my mother visited the Great Ocean Road a few years ago on her last visit to Australia, I tried to coax her to walk with me out across the two great spans of “our” London Bridge. ‘No’, she said, ‘it might fall’. ‘You’re right,’ I answered cunningly, ‘it might fall tomorrow, or it might fall in a thousand years. And I rather think it will be a little closer to a thousand years.’ Mother just smiled as she accompanied me out across the first span. It fell two weeks later.

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David Wade Chambers

Born in Oklahoma: 30 years in US. 6 years in Canada, 40 years in Australia. Academic field: history and philosophy of science. Currently, teach indigenous studies online at Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM) and Brandon University (Manitoba). Come visit our B&B on Australia's Great Ocean Road. Mate's Rates for Hi community! (http://www.cimarron.com.au)

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