I can’t hear the word contrast without thinking about compare/contrast, as in “Compare and contrast character motivations in Pride and Prejudice as they relate to the patriarchal society of the era.”
Yeah, like that. It’s probably an English major affliction.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved my major, but there was something about those blue book exams that caused a sweaty panic in even the coolest cat there. And I wasn’t the coolest cat there.
After years of fielding questions about compare/contrast, you start to see everything in relation to each other. Shades of blue, sliding temperatures in winter, fiction versus nonfiction, personality traits. Types of cars, life stages, hobbies, movies, types of glue.
Holy crap, my mind is blown. Nothing stands alone.
I guess if I had to pick my favorite thing to contrast it would be ice cream. ‘Cuz, you know, ice cream.
And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.
Linda’s weekly stream of consciousness is a writing adventure for Saturdays. This week’s prompt is “contrast.”