Normal

May 17th, 2010

I have been called many things in my life, but “normal” has rarely been one of them. That’s why I was so taken when I recently read an interview that Time Magazine, May 10, 2010, did with Karl Rove. He said about the Bush family (former Presidents), “The family…has this enormous normality about them.”

What does that mean, “enormous normality”?

Do they eat at the same times every day? Do they exercise regularly? Do they vacation together, read the same books, have pets, play sports, love one another and use family etiquette in relating to one another?

Do they control their tempers, not indulge in excesses of any kind, speak when spoken to with good eye contact, and enjoy hours of solitude, long walks and good naps?

Maybe. I’m not sure.

I’d like to know.

Perhaps enormous normality is the key to contentment. I’d like to know.

What do you think?

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