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Ritual is okay.

There are things I’ve done since I was a child that no longer have the same meaning they had since I was a child.

For example, I used to LOVE animal cookies, and every time I ate one I really felt like I was at the zoo taking it all in. I love animals and these little symbolic feasts were very ritualistic: every time my mom came home from grocery shopping, and meaningful: I was a zoo keeper absorbing the life of each animal! I most wanted to be a lion. Now I just love animal cookies.

Christmas for me is full of ritual. The content of the rituals has changed. But the rituals are still there but with different meanings. Some of the meanings are very basic like the animal cookies: I just like the taste of it.

What rituals do you still keep that have changed meaning?