Note: I recently found this piece I’d written in January, and decided to complete it and post it since I won’t have time to post much in the next few months.
What is ordinary? That which is routine, usual, normal, according to the dictionary. Of course this is context-dependent. A coke can tossed in the bushes by the sidewalk is a not unusual sight in the streets near my house. Ordinary litter. But imagine a coke can on Mars….