the normals “An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is considered normal.” Victor Frankl, Man’s Search For Meaning itchy banquet says: February 29, 2012 at 8:54 am easier said than done . . . Kathleen says: January 22, 2012 at 10:54 am He went on to formulate Existential PSychological THeory as a reusult of this experience. The premise is that we live in a meaningless world —-our goal is to step through our anxieties and bring meaning to it all MG says: January 21, 2012 at 9:36 am Love the Hitchcock still!!! itchy banquet says: January 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm I can’t use a Victor Frankl quote and be light about it. So I suppose this is a heavy post. (Stop here if you are not in the mood.) I have read Man’s Search for Meaning a couple of times. Frankl uses his experience as a prisoner of a Nazi concentration camp to explore the reaches of human psychology and to try to make sense of the senselessness. For example, he talks about getting hit by a Nazi guard, hit by a stick. The guard would walk over and hit him, out of the blue, for no reason. Frankl says “it is not the pain of the blow that is so harmful; it is the mental agony caused by the injustice, the unreasonableness of it all.” The drawing is the storyboard from Hitchcock’s The Birds, it came from Hitchcock’s Notebooks, compiled/edited by Dan Auiler. The storyboard artist is Harold Michelson.