The Order of Things


Do you like order? I claim I don’t. I had a mother who did. I have a wife who does. Me repeating what I grew up with must be more than opposites attract. There is something about order that I must like.

My wife leave my study alone when she cleans. I often think about carrying the vacuum up the stairs and cleaning it each time she cleans other parts of the house, but I rarely do. By default, my study is the only part of the house I am allowed to clean, and yet I don’t long for it.

It makes me wonder if I lived alone would I be in filth. Then I remember those days of being single. I did clean. I liked it as such, but being clean is not the same as being ordered. I am sure of it.

4 thoughts on “The Order of Things

  1. Raheel Farooq October 15, 2013 / 7:39 am

    After quite a long time, you reminded me of myself. Thanks for that.
    That only shows you have good aesthetics, but less so power of action. Typical of sensitive and artistic guys! 🙂

  2. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist October 15, 2013 / 8:16 am

    In my world clean and ordered are definitely two different things. If you are ordered it is easier to clean but disorder doesn’t necessarily equal dirty. That is what I tell myself anyway.

  3. Carole Webber October 15, 2013 / 5:35 pm

    I have been told all my life by mother and teachers that “order is heaven’s first law” and that “cleanliness is next to godliness”. too many constraints for me, I do not expect that heaven will have such rules, if so , do I really think I will fit in there?

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