I clean house. I make the sink brilliant white. I take the stove top apart. I remove the cat litter on the bathroom floor, and I admire bright shining corners.
Most of all, I behold the wooden floor. It shines honey bright.
I do it for me – for the satisfaction and pleasure of cleanliness. Clean means I am in control of something. This is my place of relative safety.
Cleaning makes a statement of caring. I care about order and beauty. I care about my belongings. I care about my own comfort, and I love to work.