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SoCS – Opposites

We are all celebrating Linda’s negative results from her Covid test. Yay for negative results!  Pop over to Linda’s place to join in with the Saturday SoCS event at: Life in Progress – check out the rules and the contribution of other bloggers.

This week, the prompt is:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “opposites.” Use the word “opposites” or write about things that are opposites. Have fun!


“Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.”

I saw that online recently and do not know who said it, so I wrapped it in quotes to show these are not my words. But that phrase does contain some reference to perceived opposites.

Perceived opposites – boy, oh, boy, does humankind like to reflect on how we are opposite from one another. We perceive differences yet we all but ignore our similarities.

Am I guilty? Of course in some cases, I admit I am. But honestly, I try to take a step back and try to see another person’s point of view. It can be tiring and may be that is why we tend to accept the obvious differences and then go no further.

Which makes me reject that old notion that opposites attract. If that was truly the case, then we would all be friends!

My husband was lamenting that if it were 30 degrees cooler, all this rain would be snow which would make him happy. He loves the cold weather. I can appreciate it in small doses. Is rain the opposite of snow? I don’t think so. Rain is maybe just liquid snow?

Okay, now the brakes have given out and I am aimlessly rolling down the hill of nonsense which is the opposite of what I intended. Let’s just leave this right here.

22 thoughts on “SoCS – Opposites”

  1. My golden rule is that I can live with rain, albeit reluctantly. Snow here is a very different matter. Untreated roads, no public transport, and the ever-present chance of a bad car accident.
    If pushed to choose, I will take rain over snow any day of the week.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. We are fortunate to have all we need so in the event of a snow storm we would be okay to stay off the roads unless there was an emergency situation.

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  2. *rolling down the hill of nonsense* WHEE!

    I think it goes rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow. The middle two are sometimes called graupel.

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  3. I often blame the media for directing us to focus more on our differences than our similarities. But we each have a responsibility, or at least the ability, to see for ourselves that we are more alike than different. Also, we need a little nonsense now and then. Good stream!

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  4. I’m pretty sure that rain is indeed liquid snow…and if I want to witness snow, it’s but a 30-45 minute drive to the east up to the mountains this time of year. Where else can one go from the beach to the snow in the Winter, provided the weather cooperates?

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    1. Hello, Victoria! So good to see you here. I hope you are well. We usually get a few snowfalls during the season, but it has been much too warm for that to happen.

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  5. Not at all nonsense. A fun read. And here I was rabbiting on about opposites attracting but then again they don’t! I like that you are open to a different perspective. Not everyone does that, but it does get easier with practice. At least it was with my experience and made me a less frustrated person.

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    1. We are so similar in many ways, with our differences usually limited to a few. If only mankind did not possess the trait of always wanting to be right. Thanks for the comment.

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