Posts Tagged ‘tradition’

We have a friend who knows a lot about electricity and it’s become a joke that everything is about “continuity.”  But although we live in a society often enamored of the “new”, “different” or “edgy”, continuity is a very important part of life.  Without it, we’re merely adrift, having to create everything new without the faintest clue how to do so.

Continuity is part of my daily life when I brew tea in a pot given to me by my great-aunt, from a set of English china dishes that she gifted me.  I warm my hands around the pot that she warmed her hands around for many years and cherished as I cherish it now.  I loved the dishes originally because the salad plates are square and I still get joy from using them.  The dishes aren’t used as much; the teapot, daily.

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