Monday, February 26, 2007

Juxtaposition

My dictionary says that to juxtapose is to put side by side or close together. It seems to also imply a dissonance of some sort ~ putting two unlikely things side by side, such as this.....
We have been back from our vacation for over a month. It seems like a long time since we soaked up the Caribbean sun. The feeling of snow under our feet is much more familiar than sand. Yet a wintry walk with Nicky isn't so bad. The snow on the trees is as beautiful as the sun on the water.
Much of our lives is a juxtaposition of unlikely or dissimilar things. Life and death. Love and hate. Plenty and want. Learning to live with the dissonance is the tricky part. For now I'm content with wintry walks and memories of sand between my toes.

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