Who needs normal when we crave superlative, think excellence, innovation, new ideas and clever ’tings …?
How simple life would be, if normal was acceptable, if normal was simply normal.
When life returns to normal, does it feel normal?
I’ve pondered – as projects finish, chapters of personal and business life ebb and flow, when we curse or dance, celebration of stages/phases being over – so things can return to normal.
Normal doesn’t seem to be either a place or a state of mind.
Normal is over, done, past, no place for returning – normal is what used to be comfortable but it cannot be comfortable again.
The term the new normal seems to surface here and there – and I’ve not found it to be anything other than change.
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 7C/44F, serene silence at 5AM, Gusta happy to walk her familiar haunts – and I’m happy to have her back, to be back, if not normal then at least familiar. Rabbits and sniffs of them motivated her, doing the usual and familiar seems so comfortable for me …
With your mind, know ten thousand things; with your heart, feel only one reality – Rupert Spira, DG, Wailuku, HI
The people we meet offer up a chance at a different point of view, a different lifestyle, a chance to get outside our own personal box, a possible opportunity at a paradigm shift. We don't have to make lifelong commitments to them; simply a lifelong commitment to keeping our minds open. Just sayin' GW, Bon Wier, Tx.
Mark, Reading your piece this morning made me think of a neat e-mail I received a few years ago. I have attached a copy and hope you find it as interesting as I did. Cheers, PT, Calgary, AB