Monday, May 04, 2015

aberrant [uh-ber-uh nt]

That this word exists is a testament to the whirl of delusion that is human society. It is defined as deviating from from what is normal, regular or right; as if aberration lies in one camp, with normal, regular and right in the other. But what things normal or regular are also right? To me, normalcy is the first clue that something is wrong and its wrongness is usually detectable within seconds of contemplation. Unless of course the phone or TV has distracted you from contemplation.


1 comment:

IntrepidReader said...

What is normal? It seems harder and harder to define it. Maybe the word has become obsolete. As Leo the Lop said in a children's book I read to my kids, Normal is whatever you are.