Not a poem, nor a story, on this week’s Wicked Wednesday theme “A Flourish of Hate”. More a reflection on that little negative word we all use . . . and negative emotion . . . we all feel from time to time.
Despite knowing better, I felt flickers of hate on Sunday morning when I awoke to an email from YouTube. Someone had complained to them about my video review of the Doxy Massager . . . so they had “removed” it from my Channel.
“How could they do that?” I ranted to Hubby, “I’m not naked in it, there’s not even any naughty words!!!”. I hated the injustice, I hated the complainer . . . and I hated YouTube!!!
“Calm down, count to ten” Hubby replied. “It was probably just someone having a bad day, maybe even one of Doxy’s competitors. The world won’t come to an end”.
And, of course, he’s right. It was just my momentary flicker of upset and outrage that someone could have taken offence at me talking about a vibrator! The video had over 6,000 views, so some people had obviously enjoyed it. And like all of my videos, I had meant it just as a slightly tongue-in-cheek, few minutes of fun. Meant to make people smile or even laugh out loud . . . I never mind people feeling I am silly, or embarrassing, or frivolous . . . but I would never want them to take offence.
Just as I would never want anyone to “hate” me just because I may find different things exciting and entertaining . . . and fun.
So I quickly got over my momentary lapse into flickers of anger (and took out my frustration on Hubby’s bottom instead). He was right, the world isn’t going to end just because someone disagrees with something I’ve said.
Hate flickers in all of us . . . that is only natural, BUT I would always hope and pray that it should remain just a “flicker” and that hate should never, ever “flourish”.
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