With all the negative comments about “normalcy bias”, one has to understand that this isn’t that.
It’s a pocket of normalcy, a hook to hang ones humanity upon.
Many years ago, a TV series actually showed this, whether or not they knew it.
Black Sheep Squadron, “A Little Piece of England” episode.
At the end of the show, the coast watcher speaking to the lost pilot being rescued. Facing unknown hardships, etc., he could handle it because he still had his flag and a little spot of tea. “A little piece of England”
Normalcy bias would be the little old lady getting dressed up and walking out on the street by the Arnhem bridge, going who knows where while bullets fly everywhere.