Not many would enroll me Mensa, a group for people with high IQs.
I searched for support for silly people which describes me. There were lots of hits but most offered support for you, people who have to put up with us silly people.
There are lots of groups with "anonymous" in their names, inspired by alcoholics anonymous. Debtors anonymous, gamblers anonymous, messies anonymous (for messy people - they should be playing defense in football, which you know if you've read a recent blog post), social phobics anonymous, narcotics anonymous, overeaters anonymous... you get the idea.
The woman writer who inspired this web search complained that there are no support groups for "normal" people. Of which she claims to be one. A normal person. She is neither tall nor short, fat nor thin. not super smart nor dumb. She isn't given to any of the habits that inspire groups anonymous. She is neat but not obscessive.
Why, she lamented, aren't there support groups for normal people?
And I got to thinking. Are there enough normal people to form a group?
Nope. And that's good. This world is an interesting place because of the differences in people. Don't you think? I'm glad we aren't all "normal," whatever that means. I tire of people trying to make us all the same by forming groups to help change us, conform us. Viva la difference.
|Rubi extending arm so Maile|
can walk under.
|See how we pulled off the |
first photo - we cheated.
Call it photetic license.
|Really Maile is the one whose |
outstretched arm about clears
|Perspective gained by having Rubi|
stand in front of Maile.
|Rubi is happy she's not a linewoman. Though I've seen her in games throw blocks at|
defenders who were much larger than she.
|It can be fun having strong|
friends. Rubi riding on
There's a smart aleck question often directed by average size people to tall people: "How's the weather up there?" To which one of my tall cousins returned a smart comment about it being fine, how is it down there around my... Rubi didn't ask such a question of Maile but did get an opportunity to check both the weather and the view from 6'1" above the ground. Maile is strong. Very strong. Carrying Rubi was no test for her. Not at all.