Either/Or

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Awake or asleep
Friend or enemy
Entrance or exit
Yes or no
Good or bad
win or lose
Day or night
Dark or light
Stop or go
Red or Green
High or low
Clean or dirty
Walk or run
Walk or don’t walk
Fact or fiction
Stay or leave
Up or down
Left or right
Republican or Democrat
Wet or dry
Fresh or stale
Liberal or conservative
Black or white
Simple or hard
Hard or soft
New or old
This or that
Cold or hot
Give or take
Right or wrong
Heaven or hell
Freedom or imprisonment
Live or die
Love or hate
Aware or in a trance

It doesn’t have to be this way. Life is a continuum, not something to be lived at one extreme or the other. It’s not a zero sum game where, in order for one to win, the other must lose.

It doesn’t have to be “either/or.”


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “trance.”

5 thoughts on “Either/Or

  1. newepicauthor August 20, 2017 / 8:33 am

    Why are people usually attracted to their opposite, the one who is totally different from or the reverse of themselves?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 20, 2017 / 9:13 am

      I don’t know, but that may be why the divorce rate is so high.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. baddadcartoons101 August 20, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    At around age 11 we go from concrete thinkers to abstract thinkers but unfortunately too many adults never make that jump

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 20, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      And most of them who failed to make that jump probably voted for Trump.

      Liked by 1 person

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