“Normal is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” — Vincent Van Gogh

We put too much stock into uniformity,

conforming ourselves to what society

calls normal; we limit our ideas 

of what is beautiful — in lips, hips,

eyes, skin; pattern, color, art, music;

we cast our gaze toward a latest craze 

and the faces and places in vogue, 

but, oh, what we miss.

Take a look around today— beauty exists

in the visage, flower, tree, sky, music,

canvas that we sometimes dismiss 

in our narrowed view of life.

Let us expand our vision and see

all we have been missing.

—C.L. Fisher, July 2020

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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