“It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition” Henry James.
“Snowy Park” was photographed in Washington Square Park, N.Y.C.. When I witnessed this snow tableaux, I imagined Henry James strolling on the path wearing a stylish silk coat, his black tophat tipped with snowflakes, his head swimming with characters.
Grab a teacup, I love those cups too, I inherited them from Great Grandmother Ettie. I will pour. Mmm, orange blossom tea, perfect for this snowy day.
What do you think about what Henry said? To my thinking, my traditions are a way that I can connect with my ancestors. Although I may not be in the same dress, time or political environment as Great Grandmother Ettie, when I light candles, I can reach out and touch her. There is a special feeling of connection, whether what you do is lighting the menorah for Hanukkah, trimming a Christmas Tree, enjoying a Winter Solstice celebration, or participating in your own way.