When you were young did you dream of living in a castle with a moat and a drawbridge? Maybe you imagined you were a prince or a princess and your dog was your pet dragon, guarding your drawbridge.
Some kids in Ecuador’s rice country have bridges over aqueducts leading to their homes. Parents build the bridge to get from A to B.
Imagination turns the bamboo walkway into a drawbridge (albeit one that does not raise) over a moat protecting the family castle.
I imagine kids who live here playing on the bridge, calling out “Who goes there?” or whatever it is royalty calls out to visitors. Perhaps they send their dragon over to determine if it is a friend or foe.
I hope that their imagination takes them on all kinds of adventures with their bridges over moats.
What would your favorite game be if you had your own bridge and moat?
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