I love routine. Each day starts and ends with a routine. Everything in my life from the order of clothes in my closet, to the breakfasts I eat, to the lunches I pack, to the way I prepare dinner all follow a routine. I awake each day at the same time without the aid of an alarm clock, and if it at all possible I leave work at the same time each day. Inevitably, many days don’t go as expected; but as soon as possible I return to my routine.
My choice of clothes is predictable. At work I wear solid colors without any logo. I only own two brands of pants with each brand in the basic colors of khaki, navy, and black. I wear two styles of shoes, each in two colors. At home, I do splurge a bit, wearing tie-dye shirts around the house, but even that choice is predictable.
But, I adore those who are different from me. I adore the musician who stays up all night and sleeps all day. I adore the artist who sees each day as ever changing bits of chaos. I adore the lady at the grocery store in the totally outrageous clothing. I adore the romantic who leaves all for the one he loves. I adore those who see every meal as an ever changing adventure. I adore the agnostics and the atheists, even if we disagree. I adore the never winning mayoral candidate who speaks at every council meeting, regardless of what people may think. I adore the lady who walks down the street every morning, dancing as she walks. I adore Dancing Dave, as he too dances and walks his way around town. I even adore Huntsville’s own youtube sensation, Antoine Dodson.
My list of those I adore is only a start. Each and every day is filled with the excitement of those who are different from me, and for this I am glad.