Quite frankly this Sandbox Writing Challenge confuddles me. It says:
Imagine yourself floating among these clouds in harmony with everyone and everything. What can you do to make that happen?
My overwhelming thought is why in the world would you want to? Oh, I wouldn’t mind the floating among the clouds now and then. We all need some down time in our lives (maybe more frequently than we get!). But in order for us to live in harmony with everyone and everything, we’d most certainly have to all think pert near the same things. And how stimulating would life be — or creative, for that matter — if we all thought and felt alike?
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
— George S. Patton
There’s an old quip (that pertains mainly to marriage and friendship) that says, if we both think alike, one of us isn’t necessary. I can’t even begin to imagine a world where everyone thinks alike. My response to this prompt then is what’s the point? Wouldn’t that make all our stories so similar that they wouldn’t be worth reading or repeating?
I LOVE diversity! Even when it means I don’t see eye-to-eye with someone else. I think it’s in listening to each other, hearing what we’re saying, understanding each other, and compromising if we need to that helps us reach cloud altitude. That’s what makes life interesting. I guess that’s why the idea of “heaven” has always sounded very much over-rated to me.