I for one watch movies like About Schmidt see myself in so many of the situation pictured I find the characters not only average but boring. Am I like that? Maybe. I could even see myself doing what he did when his car quit working...abandon it and just drive that awful RV everywhere. In fact, it looked so average that I didn't even notice what he was doing until a long way into the movie.
|Three weeks ago in Munich...|
Now we are back in Oregon. We are sleeping in a king sized bed, using real drawers and hangers and I have my own shampoo, shower, dental floss and so much more. I would say that it is normal but then there is our family that is remodeling their kitchen and sharing ours, their teen daughter with her new boyfriend in tow and a Marine Corp grandson that is engaged cooking his fiance a birthday carrot cake in our kitchen early Sunday morning. Our neighbor is asleep on his back lounge in his underwear (he is 84 and not well) and another neighbor has a son-in-law staying with her that smokes while sitting on the tailgate of his pickup pretty much all day. Oh and did I mention that my son-in-law barbeques sitting down?
I have so forgotten what normal is...do you have any ideas?
|back to my old normal!|
Normal? I am only a boy of 65 but I know solidly and permanently what normal is: Normal is always some new kind of normal we've never been before. I believe the lovely singing humorist, Alan Sherman said it best:"Normal...might be designed by a committee. You know, each person puts in a pretty color and it comes out gray." Obviously the individual, freedom-loving, useful normal comes from within. You're on the right track, Barbara.ReplyDelete
George, I always love it when you stop by. Your comments are thoughtful and, best of all, smart. I loved the "gray" design for normal created by a committee...wonderful.Delete