Normal Just Is | Daily Prompt: The Normal

Is being “normal” — whatever that means to you — a good thing, or a bad thing? Neither?

“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”

Morticia Addams was right.

In my world, normal is neither good nor bad. Normal just is. It can occur without force yet it could be willed into being. Normal can be accepted, denied, and changed. Normal can keep you sane. And normal can drive you mad.

If our world’s normal is defined by every individual’s idea of normal, then ours indeed is a mad world.

“We’re all mad here.”

Cheshire Cat and Alice
Cheshire Cat and Alice

 

23 Comments Add yours

  1. I think Morticia got it so right, as did you.

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  2. Brilliant. I always loved your posts!

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    1. matiserrano says:

      Thank you so much.

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      1. Welcome 🙂 looking forward to more posts!

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  3. Definitely one of the best quotes for explaining normality!

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  4. Dee says:

    Reblogged this on Chronicles of a village-girl and commented:
    This should once and for all stop me from questioning my sanity! Thank you.

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  5. tauromaja says:

    When I was a kid, I thought all kids wanted a horse and have a hawk to go hawking with. My level of normalcy has been registered on a broken meter. For a very, very long time. 🙂

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    1. matiserrano says:

      As a kid, I wanted a tree house.
      And a pet wolf.
      So I kind of know where you’re coming from.

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      1. tauromaja says:

        I made up for the hawking and the horse by having cats with food names.

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        1. matiserrano says:

          I guess that works.
          The way I did it was with Lego.

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          1. tauromaja says:

            I’ve got Oatmeal and Cookie. Oatmeal thinks he’s a dog. Cookie is cross-eyed.

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            1. matiserrano says:

              Nice names.
              Made me hungry. And just in time for breakfast!

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              1. tauromaja says:

                I plan to name my horse (if I ever get one) is Cornflake. 🙂

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  6. seeker says:

    call me insane, then.

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