Monday, October 19, 2015

Traditions

"I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body." 

Learning to appreciate.

The older I get, the more I learn to appreciate family traditions. I'll be honest...growing up in an Asian-American household as a first generation America, my family didn't have a whole ton of traditions especially when it came to quintessential "American" traditions. For example, we didn't do the Christmas thing {for religious reasons} and the majority of our Thanksgivings were spent either at home or with family friends eating a spread of American mixed with Chinese dishes {stuffing and cranberry sauce? totally foreign to me}. Of course we had our own traditions, and the older I got the more we started to assimilate and create new traditions outside of my cultural scope. We started visiting this farm back when I was in middle school, probably ten or so years ago, because we discovered through a family friend that I could eat the apples they grew here {I'm allergic to a myriad of fruits and nuts, apples included}. It's a bit of a drive for us, but we started making the yearly trip and now it's become tradition for us to go every fall. Every year once fall hits, I look forward to spending this weekend out in upstate New York with my family -- to enjoy the rolling hills, the changing foliage, and endless rows of apple trees. It's become something we do as a family each year, picking apples and grabbing a bite of cider donuts and homemade apple crisp. 

Besos,
RC










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