Opposites – Opposing; the antithesis of another.
On a writing assignment yesterday, I met a father and daughter who were extreme opposites.
The father, a rough diamond, raw, with unkempt greying hair, various tattoos and sometimes the language to go with it. Unsophisticated, one might say, but true to who he was. A muso by trade and, perhaps, a muso by nature. In the music business.
Completely spontaneous, yet business savvy and productive enough to spot an opportunity and grab it, in his lingo, ‘by the balls.’
The daughter, so well-groomed, outwardly fashion-conscious. An optimistic young lady, confident and idealistic, with an undercurrent of uncertainty and not a tattoo in sight. This, her first business venture.
An inherited disposition from Dad: this business acumen to spot an opportunity and run with it, full tilt. So far, their business is booming. It’s a winner. Not just a cafe, but a concept. Something different, unusual, eclectic. What people want? What people are craving?
The challenge for me is how to pivot the opposites into an article, weaving these two opposing characters together?
A yin and a yang.
#SOCS – written as a Stream of Consciousness with the theme Opposites