My husband was reading the paper and said, 'it's too bad you're going to be gone next week'. I, of course, had to ask 'why?' He said, 'because there is a butterfly count and you would probably enjoy that.' 'Yuck', I said, 'why would I want to hang out with a bunch of nerds?'
At this point, my husband stopped reading, laid down the paper, looked at me like he does when I say something totally weird and said, 'excuse me?' By now, most of you that read this know that I like butterflies. I enjoy watching them, collecting them and watching them hatch. Last saturday, I was running around the back yard trying to identify a new butterfly. I also have a huge gian black swallowtail that I'm so proud of I show everyone who comes over. So why don't I want to hang out with a bunch of other butterfly lovers?
Well, when I am alone as a butterfly watcher, I am unique. When I am surrounded by others like me then I just become a nerdy butterfly watcher! I like being a little unique, a little different maybe even a little nerdy. But I don't want to hang with a bunch of people just like me!
I know, I know, most humans seek out people just like them because it makes them feel secure having friends with the same likes and dislikes as them. I've just never been one of those people. I enjoy having friends with all sorts of likes and dislikes, not necessarily just like me. I enjoy meeting people with different talents and hobbies.
So I won't be going to do the butterfly count. I'll stay here and be unique on my own little corner of the world! I like being me!