What does normal mean for you? An insightful, inspirational post on our new lives from Kathryn Jane.

Word by Word

I usually blow off comments about “normal” by quoting something I heard long ago…

“Normal is just a setting on the dryer.” ~unknown

But as much as I love that line, I’m putting it aside today while sharing some of my thoughts about life getting back to normal.

I believe the time has come to acknowledge that life will never go back to what many call, “normal,” just like we will not go back to rotary phones, or pac-man consuls in bars.

It is gone.

It is the past.

Many will never again take their health for granted. And who will be able to sneeze in public without feeling self conscious? Personally I can’t watch videos of people blowing out the candles on a birthday cake–without a little shudder while I think about the germs being spread.

Sure, there are those who believe we will go blithely on…

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10 Replies to “Normal”

    1. It’s hard to look at the positives from this pandemic, but, maybe this is the kick in the pants humans needed. We think we’re invincible and the world owes us, when that’s not true. We’re one very small pebble in the overall scope of things- all the more reason to appreciate what we have ❤


  1. This was a great read, thank you for sharing. My hope is that, once the gleeful first rush of a vaccinated world fades, people will accept that things will never be the same and embrace the new.

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