My friend Kim posted this picture on Facebook. I've shared it because it's thought provoking.
And I did a little research and discovered Ellen Goodman (born in 1941) is an American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning writer. She is also a speaker and social commentator noted for being one of the first women in the United States to discuss women's rights openly. Interesting. Not very normal….
And just because I am not what many people call 'normal' I looked up a dictionary definition… apparently insane is an antonym of normal. (That seems a bit harsh.)
Normal is many things: One of them being a town of central Illinois north-northeast of Bloomington. It is the seat of Illinois State University (founded 1857). Population: 50,700.
After reading all that - I'm cool with some of my bits being normal and my head being one of the antonyms. Haven't decided which one yet.
conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.
"it's quite normal for puppies to bolt their food"
synonyms: usual, standard, typical, stock, common, ordinary, customary, conventional, habitual, accustomed, expected, wonted, everyday, regular, routine, day-to-day, daily, established, settled, set, fixed, traditional, quotidian, prevailing More
ordinary, average, run-of-the-mill, standard, typical, middle-of-the-road, common, conventional, mainstream, unremarkable, unexceptional, plain, simple, homely, homespun, workaday;
informalbog-standard, vanilla, plain vanilla, a dime a dozen;
informalcommon or garden;
antonyms: unusual, abnormal
(of a person) free from physical or mental disorders.
"until her accident Louise had been a perfectly normal little girl"
synonyms: sane, in one's right mind, right in the head, of sound mind, in possession of all one's faculties, able to think/reason clearly, lucid, rational, coherent, balanced, well balanced; More
antonyms: insane, irrational
(of a line, ray, or other linear feature) intersecting a given line or surface at right angles.
"a single plane of symmetry with a diad axis normal to it"
(of a salt solution) containing the same salt concentration as the blood.
"dilute the stock solution with sterile water or normal saline"
(of a solution) containing one gram-equivalent of solute per litre.
denoting a fault or faulting in which a relative downward movement occurred in the strata situated on the upper side of the fault plane.
noun: normal; plural noun: normals
the usual, typical, or expected state or condition.
"her temperature was above normal"
a person who is conventional or healthy.
a line at right angles to a given line or surface.
"the view is along the normal to the surface"
Well -if you're still with me after all of that…
How is your view along the surface?
Yours in delighted abnormality,
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