Repetition of certain rituals is the basis of traditional celebrations. It’s a little like if we needed to find again and again the same habits in the same contest to feel reassured in our insecurity. I don’t know exactly. I have not any answer to give, I simply try to suggest some doubts or, maybe with a little luck, a sparkle of topic to think over about.
Starting from a small particular to try to arrive to a broader general consideration, once again I think of films.
I don’t know in the rest of the world, but here in Europe there are films which are regularly shown on TV again and again, year after year. The most recurrent, for reasons I cannot grasp, is “Pretty Woman”.
Well, it was quite entertaining when I saw it for the first time, a modern remake of Cinderella’s fairy tale with the most unrealistic of happy ends.
But the film is not such a planetary masterpiece to deserve to be seen hundreds of times. So why have they decided to enhance its repetition in such a regular way, mostly during this time of the year ( but it pops up also in other periods)?
If you have nothing else to do (I doubt seriously you have nothing better to do anyway), try to think over and to find your own explanation…there is always one, not necessarily right, but there is.
Later I’ll share with you mine.
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