We talk often about the NEW NORMAL, and how to normalize wearing a mask everywhere we go, getting our temperature checked when buying take out, waving to our best friends from afar instead of hugging them.
We talk often about the days before Covid. 'Remember when everything was good...sleepy...calm...NORMAL?'
So what exactly IS 'normal?'
*conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.
Based on that definition.... I DON'T WANT THINGS TO BE NORMAL. OR "NEW" NORMAL, whatever that is...I want the UNusual. The UNexpected. The less typical. The unique. The different. The rebel. The wild.... And definitely, I want NOT to conform.
But thing is... I also want SAFETY - And 'normality' and 'safety' sometimes find themselves at odds.
NOW is one of those times.
So.... if I need some normal to feel safe again in this chaotic era...so be it.
I'll welcome dear ole' normal into my life...
But just for a little bit...
...A rebel cannot be tamed for too long.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman