Friday, December 5, 2008

Tradition

I could not resist. When I saw that the Sunday Scribbling's prompt is tradition - this song from "Fiddler On the Roof" came to mind. I am a believer of tradition. I think it's important. I think it's beneficial. Sure there are "good" and "bad" tradition but it's all relative. Sure it's not good to be too uptight about it, but to be too loose and not have any tradition is not good at all.



Tradition for me builds a sense of security, a sense of belonging and a connection among family and community. Sure it can be abused and may sometimes be too restrictive - but if we do it "right" we really foster something of value - a priceless experience that no money can buy.

I will come back for more thoughts on tradition. For now I need to drop off my son to a Taekwondo class. In the meantime, I invite you to hop on to Sunday Scribblings' hub for more "views" on tradition :)

8 comments:

linda may said...

Liza that is an excellent take on tradition backed up by the video clipping. I was looking for something to inspire me on the prompt,I found it here. Ta.

David said...

I already know that I like consistency. If I find a route that gets me where I want to go, I take the same route day in and day out. Tradition work, especially if it helps everyone know their role and brings people together. My family makes eggnog ice cream every year before Christmas. The kids like it, and I like it because I get to spend time with the kids. That tradition will have to change as the kids move out, but that's OK. I suspect they will all adopt the same or a similar tradition when they have their own kids. Then all *I* will have to do is eat it. :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

I'm still a learner-blogger so I'm very impressed with your video!

Alisa said...

I love that you thought of this too. I've been singing "If I were a rich man..." ever since I saw the prompt. :)

*~sis~* said...

traditions are those that make us feel safe and a part of something :)

Rambler said...

I totally agree with you about traditions bringing a sense of belonging..

Laura Jayne said...

I am so glad you posted this... I have been signing it in my head since I wrote my little tradition piece.

Patois said...

Short and sweet and true.