What is normal?
I’be come to the conclusion
That normal does not exist!
My normal is someone else’s insanity
Your normal, perhaps not so normal to me!
It could be that normal has a range
A wide range
From shy and quiet,
Contemplative and severe
To joyful and bubbly,
A bit manic and ecstatic!
Who are we to say what’s normal?
Does normal mean predictable,
One who follows rules?
Because artists do none of the above
And we would not want to have a society
Without artists, for sure
Does normal mean not in the fringes
Out of the box?
Off the chart?
Because life would be boring
If we were all in the box!
Does normal mean
Within the fdboundaries of reason
Dictated by culture and tradition?
Because nothing would change
If someone did not push
The boundaries at times
So, normal is relative
Based on our expectations
Our world view
What is normal to me may
May be your definition of abnormality!
March 16th, 2011
in the words of the late Long John Baldry “there’s more out than in”
Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.
~ Mevlana Rumi
I love Rumi. His poetry has always inspired me. I have written a few poems based on his wonderful thoughts and magical words. One is ‘we prescribe a friend’ and the other is ‘dance’.
Lida!! I will be certain to check them out! It is Finals season for me @uni so I’d like to go through them during a time of tranquil contemplation & solace ~
Rumi’s words have such wisdom, depth, intricate weaves of truth that binds humanity…the man was a sage; prophetic 🙂
Woops! Meant, intricately weaving Truth. His poetry.
I totally agree! Good luck with your exams Shanila.