(dedicated to Alan Turing)
In the eyes of the one who knows no care for mental pain
Our efforts of remaining sober and free to ourselves
Can be laughable.
How?! Is that so important? Get some character, have some dignity!
Oh, well, we gave that all we’ve got,
Grinding the stone farther down, keeping the patience and hope together.
But wait a second… how shall we know that they are the ones who got it together?
And yet, strangely, we keep calling them “normal”
As if their controlled drinking pattern is something supernaturally wonderful.
How will we ever know they don’t keep someone
In their basement chained to the wall, tortured to death?
Exaggerated? I hope so.
I also hope that we remember that putting normality on a pedestal is problematic.
All these making-sense-wonders with good advises on how to do things –
Where were they when we bled and cried and finally found our way out?
Another thought: somebody smart
(who may have believed in UFOs having parties with fairies in their backyard on Fridays),
Have said that normal is just a setting on a washing machine.
I think that’s exactly it and we shouldn’t worry much
About who is who,
As long as we know who we are.
And if we do things differently from others, it’s no crime.
If it works for us and doesn’t hurt others it’s all good in my books.
the image was coped from https://me.me/i/normal-people-color-white-black-metai-edb3c16ee4294397b439c4eb69e0e251. thanks