A long holiday is more than a few days off, it’s a trip back through time. Reconnecting with family and friends drops us back into conversations and simple glints in the eye that send us back to who we were long ago. To our parents, we will always be the child they lovingly shielded from the darkness or spent hours crafting a perfect holiday for. To our childhood friends we are still the kids who had small adventures together. The traditions that set the scene for all this are as varied as our lives, but they often involve rituals around a television watching a holiday special or sports.
This isn’t a bad thing, necessarily, it’s just what most of us do.