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FMF Writing Prompt Link-up :: Normal


What is normal? I was told it is just a setting on the dryer.  During this pandemic I am hearing a lot of comments like ” I just want things to get back to normal”.

Right now our new normal is more time at home on our homestead. Our new normal is not going to the grocery store more then necessary so no impulse fulfilling of cravings. I am hoping to keep some of our new normal as our country opens up and goes back to what some call ‘normal’.
The word normal is one I have always struggled with. I have always felt I just wanted to be normal like everyone else. Normal is a word that reminds me of my mental health
struggle as a child just wanting to be ‘normal’ or feel like I wasn’t weird or different from the other kids. I had no obvious reason to feel that way. It is a struggle I have carried into adulthood.  I have finally realized that what is “normal” is a subject that people don’t all agree on.
What does the word normal bring to your mind?


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  1. I wrote about not feeling normal too. I’m pretty sure normal is in the eye of the beholder don’t you? As I’ve gotten older it’s not nearly as important to me as it used to be! I sure hope we all hold on to some of the new normal we’ve found during this uncertain time. God bless, your #fmf neighbor, Cindy

  2. Normal is a bullfight,
    with its chance of goring;
    normal may not live the night,
    and normal is not boring.
    Normal is a BASE-jump
    without chute in reserve;
    normal is a fist-pump,
    then floor it 'round the curve.
    Normal is a wee-hours walk
    through places feared in day;
    normal is a lion-stalk
    with thornbush in the way,
    when he can smell me, I can't run,
    and normal needs be quick on gun.

    #1at FMF this week

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