The three things today are:
BRING, GAVE and CONTRIBUTION
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Bring home the bacon. There’s a designation of duty well established.
I gave, and I gave, and I gave … designation of another sort. Remarked and reflected upon.
With many a maligned partner asking, “what has your contribution been to this relationship?”
If I’m honest, my generational biases could come into play if I were the reader, and not the writer. At first glance. Before further analysis.
I might assume that …
The husband is the bacon bringer
His unappreciated wife, the giver; and that
Either of them could be the whining and unhappy partner. The supplier of the ingredient, or the one cooking said pork.
Whichever is the provider.
I reflect on how easy it is to disenfranchise and discriminate by pigeonholing people, stumbling into an abyss by misuse of language, by interpretation.
Filtered by perception, generation, gender, colour, circumstance. Country of birth.
Through eyes of the child.
Words should bring clarity. They often bewilder. Obfuscate.
Even with the best of intention.