X is for Xenophilia
When I was very young, and people asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said I wanted to be a cat. When I finally admitted to myself that wouldn’t be an option, I declared that I wanted to be an Astrobiologist. I figured that by the time I graduated from college traveling to the stars and studying alien life forms would be a real possibility.
Which is a long winded way of saying that I’ve always been a xenophile. I’ve always felt some sort of connection to, and love for, the new, the alien, the unknown.
No, not that kind of love. Not necessarily. Sometimes…
Sometimes, different is good.