February 19, 2019 =========
☆ ritual 儀式
We usually think of rituals as being connected to religion or some kind of ceremony. For example, the rituals followed by Shinto shrines, or the Christian rituals after someone dies, and so on.
However, we can also have our own rituals that make life sweet. It might be a cultural thing, such as Italian culture, which people say revolves around the ritual of eating. Or it might be a thing for you and your group of friends. When my brother lived in San Francisco, they had Thursday night ritual of drinking at the local bar. Everyone from his friendship group came each week, and it was great way to keep in touch when everyone was so busy at work.
Some of my friends have a camping ritual – they go to the same place, with the same families, on the same 3-day weekend in October each year.
What rituals do you have in your life?