Monday, June 1, 2015

Happy Birthday

This is Tiger. His tag said his birthday was June 1st. So, every June 1st we celebrate Tiger Birthday. Listen to the song and you'll know what we eat...

All families make up their own mythology, create new holidays and celebrations, tell and retell family stories. It is a part of being human.

How exciting it must have been at the beginning of Columbia to be a part of creating the new mythology. And how affirming, then, to be a part of the tradition of re-enacting those cherished events of the past. Shared celebrations can help to hold us together, whether as individual family units or as a community.

It's also exciting to be in Columbia now as so many new things are coming together or reaching towards completion. It gives us a chance to create new traditions and perhaps to see our community in a new way. And for those of us who weren't here when it all started it gives us a chance to participate in the beginning of things. When we participate, we feel a new sense of ownership, community pride.

And that is worth celebrating.



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