Sure, I’ve never seen an average day
I’ve never met a normal man or woman
Professor Timothy FX Finnegan called
“Murphy’s first fundamental finding”.
Couldn’t find an average man
couldn’t find an average woman
couldn’t even find an average dog
I’ve never saw an average dog
I never saw a normal human being
Nothing is normal
The normal and the average
are statistical abstractions
that don’t actually exist.
There are no normal people,
any more than there are normal dogs, normal giraffes
normal events, normal days, average …
Nobody is the average size
Nobody is the average weight
These are all pure fictions.
The normal is that which none of us quite are…
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