‘Normal’ is a powerful display of the longing to fit in that you feel when you go agains the grain and live a life that doesn’t perpetuate the environmentally damaging industrialised system. But it is also a sarcastic comment on the way most people live.
The video is shot against a grey brick wall, i.e. the industrialised world, which his poem critically comments on.
The poem ‘Normal’ appears in Åsmund Seip‘s book “100 Days for the Earth – Love Poetry Revolution” is available to purchase on Amazon. Åsmund began writing the book of poems when he made a simple but effective commitment to write a poem a day for one hundred days. He gave everyone a copy of his book to everyone in the audience, as part of the gift economy. The theory is that by giving away generously, it comes back tenfold.