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When Differences Converge

One’s idea of Heaven
Is another’s view of Hell.
That explains why many lives
Stay strictly parallel.

Rural folks may shudder
At the city’s crowds and noise,
While urbanites rank bustle
As among their daily joys.

Some plan for vacations
Which, to them, suggests a cruise;
Others needing culture
Might find such a trip a snooze.

Many go to dinner
And enjoy a juicy steak.
Vegetarians prefer
Their “meat’ when it is fake.

Sometimes choices intersect
And differences converge,
Providing just a little taste
Of someone else’s splurge.

It’s good to be receptive
To another’s choice or style,
Though in terms of what you like,
It might be off by, like, a mile.

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 1:29:00 PM

    Soooo entertaining ilene. And yes, I do feel like that to some degree. But not to be taken completely literal. :)

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 8:56:00 AM

    Oh yes!