- Beliefs or customs taught by one generation to the next, often orally. For example, we can speak of the tradition of sending birth announcements.
- A set of customs or practices. For example, we can speak of Christmas traditions.
- A broad religious movement made up of religious denominations or church bodies that have a common history, customs, culture, and, to some extent, body of teachings. For example, one can speak of Islam‘s Sufi tradition or Christianity’s Lutheran tradition.
However, on a more basic theoretical level, tradition(s) can be seen as information or composed of information. For that which is brought into the present from the past, in a particular societal context, is information. This is even more fundamental than particular acts or practices even if repeated over a long sequence of time.
This months theme was very difficult for me. I’ve felt like I’ve had a pretty transient life over the past 10 years or so. Traditions were few and far between. Now that I have a family of my own and am pretty settled I’m slowly building up little family traditions.
I absolutely love baking w/ Squidge. It is hands down one of the best things about being a mom for me. I’ve had to cut the baking down to twice a month, my ass thanks me!
Wal and I also try to get out once a month or so. Nothing special, we usually go out for a couple of pints at our local pub. Is this a tradition? I don’t know for sure!
The thing that came to mind when Corey announced the theme was walking. We as a family walk a lot. I love our walks. I love to take photos while Squidge explores, it’s a pretty good symbiotic relationship! Once she gets a bit tired she’ll sit back in her chair then Wal and I talk. As a couple we really need these walks. We’re away from the TV and the computer. We chat about things we see. If someone odd/striking walks by we make up stories about them. We talk about everything, anything and nothing at all.
We also have our big holiday traditions. I’ll be posting some of those as the holiday season gets rolling. Now I’m off to do some baking with my daughter- ginger cake for a Gingajoy! Today I’m off to a former bloggers house for a belated ex-pat Thanksgiving dinner. I’m really excited about it.