Just a thought for today.

My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage! — Aunt Frances, “Practical Magic” (1998)

I’ve always loved that quote, and I love that movie, which is substantially different from the book by Alice Hoffman on which it is based. The aunts are barely in the book. I would still love to see a television series based on this movie of four amazing women who flout convention and live by their own rules. Good stuff.


14 thoughts on “Courage

  1. startingoveringermany says:

    Nice quote! It remind me of my psychologist teacher telling us if anyone ever call us normal tell them stop insulting us, lol, Being normal is a bore. It is a person who has many limitations and who are not spontaneous. Being abnormal is a rare beauty.

    I always think of him and wonder what do he think now when he go through his doors … if he is still alive.


  2. Digital Dame says:

    There was a brief time in my own life when I thought that was what I wanted, to be normal.

    That was a long time ago 😉 Now I’d rather be like the aunts in this movie.


  3. Digital Dame says:

    So true. Even if I were to follow the path that would lead to my definition of “normal” it’s not what I want anymore. Frankly I can hardly imagine anything duller. To be that person, I would have to give up and/or suppress a large part of who I am today, and I’m not willing to do that. I am making my own path as I go, rather than following someone else’s.


  4. maryjblog says:

    oh damn, my last post was so poorly proofread I look illiterate. DD, could I ask you to delete the first one and leave the following ?

    “I am making my own path as I go, rather than following someone else’s.”

    Nothing abnormal about that. It makes a lot of sense to me – frankly I think a lot of the misery and discord in the world could be reduced if more people would be at peace with their own “normal,” rather than trying to twist themselves to fit somebody else’s standards.



  5. Digital Dame says:

    Done 😉

    But it IS abnormal in our society, to deviate in any way. I think there would be even more peace if everyone quit thinking everyone else needs to think and act exactly like they do. Quit judging people, and trying to force them to conform.

    Since the Rapture is this Saturday, things may improve after that 😉


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