Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention

Pick a contentious issue about which you care deeply — it could be the same-sex marriage debate, or just a disagreement you’re having with a friend. Write a post defending the opposite position, and then reflect on what it was like to do that.


Now what does this chaffinch (or is it a robin?) have in common with these prompt. Nothing really except that he is contended to find a laid table in my garden amongst the snow. He does not have any problems, or wants to discuss for and against, he does not want to solve the world’s troubles and I feel the same at the moment. Lucky to live in a country where everything seems to be ok. I am retired, know where my next meal is coming from and today it is Sunday, you know like lazy Sunday afternoon. No household chores on the list, family all healthy, not really wealthy but we get by. We have a pension system that works. Could work better, but who cares, it could be a lot worse. So I really have nothing to write on this prompt.

My main care is that life continues as it is. That our country does not get any despots as leaders as some countries have. That we can live side by side with different religions, different opinions and no threat of a civil war. That we have enough to eat, that everything functions as it should. So what do I have to write about under these circumstances.

Perhaps some of you are not in this fortunate position. Illness in the family, financial worries, or the local government no doing what it should.

Please accept my hopes that things get better.

Daily Prompt: Bone of Contention