Pick a divisive issue currently in the news. Write a two-part post in which you take on two personas and approach the topic from both sides. Bonus points for a creative format (roundtable discussion, debate transcript, etc.).
“Divisive? Please, not on a Sunday.”
“Why not? What’s so special about Sunday?”
“It’s my day of rest. There are six other days of the week in which to consider and debate the chaotic nature of the world and I just don’t want to go there today. Is nothing sacred?”
“But why Sunday? What’s so special about this day? Why not Wednesday, or Thursday?”
“I remember when Sunday was the official day of rest. Stores and businesses were closed. Many people turned their thoughts to God and renewed their spirits for the week. Sunday offered a break from the wear and tear of the work-a-day week. It was a collective sigh of relief before beginning the weekly grind all over again. Now, every day runs into the next. Most people don’t rest and they’re burning out because the grind just keeps going. Sunday has become just another day of doing. I refuse to be caught up in it. I want this day to be one of being; of peace and quiet ~ to read a good book; take a walk in nature; to meditate and consider my blessings. So, I am not going to get involved in a divisive argument with you or anyone else about this or that or the other. If you wish to be thus engaged it’s best you find someone else who doesn’t mind corrupting the sanctity of this peaceful day with a pointless debate that could easily wait until tomorrow.”
“Alright then, no need to get your knickers in a knot.”
“Hmmm … I did rather, didn’t I?”
“Sounds to me like you need to rest.”
“Just my point, thank you.”
Thanks for visiting and enjoy a restful day.
©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015