A friend of mine has been all but gently nudging me to venture into the shark infested waters that is controversial themes. Now, I have never been one to stir the pot or make a wave. Maybe I have done it for so long that I have come to know a life where I do not want, maybe do not need, to cause ripples. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? You be the judge.
I think controversy differs in definition in the different dictionaries that are our lives. Having stated that, I will describe controversy in my eyes. I find that there are two types of controversy. Of course, there’s the general controversy that gets everyone talking. These are scandals involving topics that colour the news such as who just came out of the closet, abortion, human rights…you know, those topics which you know if so and so were to state their opinion, we’d never stop talking.
Then there’s controversy for me. I might say I am reserved, so often when we are done talking about ‘worldly’ things, I’ll go to my like-minded friend and make shocked faces while recounting the ideas and opinions you so enthusiastically discussed with me.
What causes controversy in my life are the little, day to day ‘life things’ that may just be shocking only to me and my aforementioned like-minded friend. I will, however, try to express these in future and maybe cause the ripples we sometimes need to spice up life.
You never know until you try
They whispered into our ears
The unknown brings chills of fear
Then again, beckons so gently
Curiosity always catches the cat
And down the rabbit hole we went
Where the walls close in on us
And the daylight fades to black