DeeAnn, it isn’t often I find myself reading and re-reading a post. Sometimes it is from my being confused about the meaning, others it’s about garnering a better understanding, and spurring some thought. Your post falls into the latter.
I don’t find myself being a purist in the sense of broader things. More of a purist with individual things. If I’m cutting bananas for cereal, I want them just so thick and laid out somewhat evenly. If I’m laying out a circuit board, I want the chips placed in a certain order so the wires can be run a certain way. When I start my day, I have a certain order in which I do things (ie. make your bed first thing).
So, I guess in a way, there is a degree of ‘purity’ in my actions. It gives me a sense of order to things in my life. And in a big way, a sense of peace in the things that help stabilize me. And that is good. Hugs, Michelle