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An average Ode to Mr. Average… (Multi-Photo)



Mr. Average walked along in his very average way.

Mr. Average — according to his father — was born on a very average day.

Mr. Average, when he was young, went to a very average school.

Mr. Average, when in class, was around average with the breaking of the rules.

Mr. Average, within his mind, partook in an average degree of thinking.

Mr. Average, regarding his eyes (each day) blinked with around the average blinking.

Mr. Average, like most everyone around, saw his self as being separate and apart.

Mr. Average, when shopping with his wife, was a typical shopper at his local Walmart.

Mr. Average, regarding his diet, ate all of the typical meat.

Mr. Average lived in a rather typical American suburb and  lived on a typical street.

Mr. Average, regarding his shape and weight, was not excessively round.

Mr. Average, regarding his thoughts and feelings, never felt anything profound.

Mr. Average, throughout his life, worked at a very average job.

Mr. Average, regarding living things suffering, was never inclined to sob.

Mr. Average, as a father, sent all of his children to an average school.

Mr. Average had around the normal degree of anger… when someone would call him a fool.

Mr. Average uttered the typical saying as he uttered his very last breath.

Mr. Average, when they hurriedly buried him, was interred at around the average depth.


An average Cemetery Beetle  (1). Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

An average Cemetery Beetle (1). Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

An average Cemetery Beetle. (2). Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

An average Cemetery Beetle. (2). Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015



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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

11 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. Magnificent beetle! He looks like he’s under water in the second photo 🙂
    And poor Mr Average – aren’t most of us just like him!


  2. Fascinating Cemetery Beetle, Tom! I enjoy walking along in my very average way. 🙂


  3. I’ve never met this beetle before. Lovely guy. Mr. Average, in modern terms, “That dude is boring!” Great post.


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