Writing a blog might seem easy enough: pick a topic, post examples. My problem is choosing a topic.
My fascination with London encompasses every aspect. How can I possibly choose a single subject? On the other hand, I refuse to spew out a grab bag of tidbits without any rhyme or reason.
So here’s the real question: how can I talk about everything while at the same time following a theme? I suppose I’m experiencing a greedy have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too issue.
In an attempt to remedy this dilemma, I’ve decided to write my blog on contrasts. While at first hear, contrast might seem synonymous with opposite, but contrast is less about things at different ends of a spectrum. Instead, contrasting two elements means looking at elements side by side in order to accentuate their differences. From a strictly linguistic perspective, “con” translates to “with” in Latin. Therefore, contrast, by my understanding, means finding how seemingly “opposite” elements bring out the best in their counterpart.
Just in case you’re still on the contrast = opposite team, I’ve provided a few definitions…
Paraphrased from Webster, contrast can mean:
1. opposition or juxtaposition of different forms, lines, or colors, at least in the case of art, that serve to intensify each element’s properties. Or,
2. when two different, but related, stimuli are presented close together so as to seem more different than they really are.