Is it just me, or is there irony in the idea of a museum of tolerance – as if the concept itself, now defunct, has been mummified for perusal?
Life is full of ironies, and sometimes it takes an objective view to find them. As a kid, I found it ironic that my father would preach that we should never smoke, while lighting up. Certainly, it was hypocritical. Of course, he would respond with: “Practice what I say, not what I do!”
His other favourite response, when I would show him research indicating that cigarette smoking lead to cancer, was: “I’m luckier than others; at least I know how I’m going to die.” Ironically, I would remind him of this on his death bed. (Not exactly dramatic irony, but dramatic enough.)
This week, let’s look for the ironic, and hopefully, have a chuckle.
(For more information about irony, clink here.)
- Publish a post on the topic of irony on your blog.
- Tag it VJWC.
- Leave a link in the comments below or create a pingback.
- Remember to read and comment on each other’s posts.
Have fun! Look forward to reading your responses.