Sunday, October 26, 2008
Today is Sunday and being away from home on a Sunday is always a little odd for me. Since I was born I have always attended church on Sunday mornings, never missing a week with the exception of the times when I am out of town like today. And because of that change in my usual habit I never quite know what day it is when I'm away from home - it throws off my normal rhythm. All day today I will be thinking it's Saturday.
Habits are part of the comfortable side of life, whether its the cup of coffee and bowl of cereal in the morning or the ritual of kissing someone goodnight in the evening. Whatever the usual routine is, we are creatures of habit and being out of sync makes us feel a bit like a boat that's lost it's anchor.
On the other hand, its good to break those routines occasionally - that's what vacations are really about. So today we'll do something different - no church, no Sunday lunch with the family, no evening in front of the TV. But we'll look forward to that routine again when we get home.