Traci S. Sanders
I like to think that history does not so much repeat itself; it echoes. As we celebrate the holidays this year, I find myself drawn more and more to this phrase, for every holiday has its traditions, yet none stay the same.
As I place gifts around the tree, they look similar to last year’s, but they are different inside, as are we. When we eat our meal, each bite brings back memories, yet the moment makes new ones. As we listen to old stories, we add chapters from our lives. And when we reminisce with photos of the past, we snap our cameras to capture the present.
It’s never the same, because it shouldn’t be. Perhaps that’s because a repeat can diminish, even erase what was, but an echo, that reverberates for a lifetime.
Enjoy the holidays.