As you grow older, a lot of things start to make sense. Maybe its wisdom or just plain experience.
I can now see why my mum used to do a few things when in fact they made no sense to me at all a few years ago. In fact I find myself doing those things too.
One of such things is celebrating festivals and following customs. Although I don't still follow customs that don't make sense to me, I'm starting to rediscover some traditions. And all this is so that I can give Pickles some sense of belonging and understanding of where he comes from. And memories too, just like pleasant ones I have of my childhood. We had a great Diwali, complete with lots of lights, sweets and customs with friends and family. I hope you had a good one too.