The New Normal

Does normal mean better? What are we searching for when we use the term get back to normal?

It feels to me that when I hear the term, my mind says, normal must be better than the present moment. Normal is more desirable than the present moment.

Normal may mean good. Normal may mean peace. Normal in mind may be experiencing an event that is free of the discomfort and fear lingering in the present moment.

The present moment can be scary; we don’t know what will happen next. We have hopes and dreams, but they may be fulfilled, or they may not.

The present moment can be filled with a longing for an outcome that we believe may make our life better. We could be right, or we could be wrong.

Now there is a resignation that we won’t be going back to normal, but we will have a new normal.

What is the new normal? I don’t know, but I believe that we will have a chance to define it.

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