Sunday, January 23, 2011

Balance


man woman

bloom fade

dark light

contrast

open closed

faith doubt

gay straight

one side withers and
the entity is compromised


leftie rightie

laugh cry

inhale exhale

you thrive inside me
I breath inside of you


control empower

resist acquiesce

good evil

reference

liberal conservative

capture release

begin end


40 comments:

Tony Rugare said...

black white

alphadog said...

Every once in great while, when two opposites come together and balance one another in perfect harmony, a purity of beauty is achieved that cannot be eclipsed.

Bill said...

alph: an example, please, of this purity of beauty that cannot be eclipsed? Or is it, as they say, in the eye of the beholder?

Bill said...

Erin: If man/woman IS balance; gay/straight CANNOT be balance. Man is to woman as gay is to straight? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Erin O'Brien said...

The pairs aren't necessarily analogous to other pairs, Bill. Every conceptual opposite depends on it's diametrically opposite partner.

There is a little dot of hetero in every homosexual and vice versa. A bisexual person has more equal dollops of both.

No matter how masculine a man is, there is some softness to him.

This is weird, but true: my masculine dot grew a tiny bit when my dad died.

One pair that fits within my post was "war peace." I did not include it because it made me sad.

**bows before her sin of omission**

alphadog said...

Bill,
Yes, the eye of the beholder has a great deal to do with it. But consider a particularly spectacular sunrise or sunset; the merging of dark and light, or beginning and end if you prefer, producing a perfect moment.

Anonymous said...

flaccid swollen
dry wet
christine o'donnell erin o'brien

someone's gotta drive this post in the ditch, might as well be me

RJ

Erin O'Brien said...

RJ is an effing genius.

Erin O'Brien said...

And let the readership know that unlike my anti-matter opposite O'Donnell, I am a witch.

Bill said...

Erin: So, gay and straight are more similar than opposite?

Erin O'Brien said...

The answer to your question, grasshopper Bill, lies in your naked reflection.

Big Mark 243 said...

Erin is the genius of love... she's gotta greater depth of feeling...

Erin is the genius of love... she's sooo deep..!

Bill said...

I should know, by now, not to question the genius of EOB. I'm the willing victim of a smack down.

jo said...

"the ultimate in any concept is its opposite."

(Not original but a favorite...I think I read that in an underground comic or something)

Anonymous said...

True Enlightenment.

watch?v=

RJ

Anonymous said...

OOPS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D7rWLzloOI

RJ

Bill said...

I find, quite frequently, that the F word is the most appropriate word for the situation. I wouldn't call it a magical word but it's pretty damn important. I don't know any sailors or ex sailors who could communicate without it.

alphadog said...

Ahh the F word. Quite possibly the most versatile word in the English language. Verb, adverb, subject, adjective and all those other applications that I never bothered to learn the proper terminology for.
I propose that our Humble Hostess put together a post using the simple F word in all of its various forms. Erin?

The Writer Currently Known as Rory said...

And let the readership know that unlike my anti-matter opposite O'Donnell, I am a witch.

A hot witch at that.

Christine O'Donnell looks like nothing more than your typical suburban Southern California soccer mom. I know. I live here.

Bill said...

Hey Rory! Stereotype much?

Erin O'Brien said...

How did this post disintegrate into
F bombs and SoCal soccer moms?

Incorrigible, you are!

swine said...

RIP Jack LaLanne

danb said...

Captain Kirk / Dr. McCoy.

That is all.

danb

Erin O'Brien said...

Counterpoint:

Spock/Scotty
Uhuru/The Blonde Chick Whose Name I Can't Remember

Anonymous said...

Even better:

Chekov / Sulu.

That works on many, many different levels.

danb said...

That post was by me, danb, by the way. I don't do anonymous.

danb

The Writer Currently Known as Rory said...

Hey Rory! Stereotype much?

Bill, take a few minutes to look outside your hardened shell. That's what there is in the Santa Clarita Valley, 30 minutes north of Los Angeles. That's where I am and I see it EVERY...FUCKING....DAY. In the SUVs I pass by, at the parks, it's there, Bill. You can even pinpoint the areas they populate most, including Stevenson Ranch.

The Writer Currently Known as Rory said...

The first season of "Weeds"? That's Stevenson Ranch. That's what inspired creator Jenji Kohan, and most of the show was filmed directly there, and at the nearby Santa Clarita Studios.

Bill said...

Rory: What! No EOB types near where you live? Only Christine O'donnell like soccer moms? OK then. You've cracked my hardened shell.

Dudesworthy said...

Yeah... anyway...

"To light a candle is to cast a shadow"

- Ursula K Le Guin

The Writer Currently Known as Rory said...

Bill: We've also got a city council that's stupidly considering breaking off from the County of Los Angeles public library system, and handing off the three libraries in this valley to a private company that can't possibly match the resources offered in the ability to put books on hold that being part of that system, does. Oh, and nearly none of the council actually has library cards. Does that make you hard?

Dudesworthy, you give good quote. :)

Bill said...

Obama Care/Waivers

Bill said...

Rory: Pls send a pic of the new librarian and I'll be able to answer your question about hardness.

The Writer Currently Known as Rory said...

Rory: Pls send a pic of the new librarian and I'll be able to answer your question about hardness.

Boner shrinker, man. You wouldn't benefit.

The Writer Currently Known as Rory said...

I've been warped, too, by pop culture's insistence on conservative-looking librarians letting their hair down, taking their glasses off, and becoming hot tamales.

Al The Retired Army Guy said...

Erin/Al TRAG.

Bill said...

opposites: Wind Farm/excellent source of energy

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1345439/Customers-face-huge-wind-farms-dont-work-cold.html

Mrs. C said...

sadist masochist

Bill Bill

Bill said...

I do feel a little off balance today Mrs C.

Off Balance/Activia

Dudesworthy said...

Good / Evil
God / Devil

Am I the only one who's noticed this?

(And also, thanks Rory!)