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Rejoice

Perpetuating the wisdom certain events remind us to cherish

Disney Halloween origami
Yesterday while waiting to go back to our dinner table.

 

Halloween has it’s origins in spirituality, honoring the dead, especially saints and martyrs, and may have piggybacked off of Celtic harvest festivals.

Traditions, when strong enough – usually perpetuated by strong emotions – have a wonderful way of helping us remember the past.

Remembering the past helps us appreciate where we are today.

Appreciating where we are today can motivate us to feel a sense of obligation in perpetuating this wisdom – the wisdom these events remind us to cherish.

 

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September 2009

Fall Is Finally Here

Fall. Back to school. Cooler temperatures. Colorful leaves. Pumpkins. Halloween. Sweaters. Swimming pools “closed for the season”.

Growing up in south-central Pennsylvania, these are the memories of Fall. An exciting time marked by dramatic changes from Summer.

Well, in central Florida, these changes from Summer to Fall are much less distinct. In fact, they are almost invisible.

Attempting to share some of our history and traditions with our son (9), a native Floridian, I had to find small ways to tell big stories.

So, the first night the temperature starts with a six instead of a seven, well, that’s when I officially declare Fall has arrived. We haven’t seen a day or night temperature below 70 since April, until today.

As we go through our busy lives, it’s these little things that make life more interesting, more “alive”, for me.

Do you have small ways to tell big stories? Want to share any here? Please feel free. But I’ll completely understand if you’re too busy.