An Internet meme going around is about five guys who took the same photo for 30 years. These were friends who would vacation together at Copco Lake. What started as a lark turned into a regular tradition: the group of people, the poses and facial expressions stayed constant.
Reading that story prompted me to wonder if I’ve ever done anything like that. Then I realized I had. When I lived in Taiwan, I would often make visa runs to Hong Kong to apply for a new Taiwanese visa. My pattern would be:
I probably went through that pattern a half-dozen times, if not more. Funny how you fall into habits without being aware of it. Doing those things became part of my regular Hong Kong routine.
Have you visited the same place with the same friends on multiple occasions? Do you have a personal ritual you like to re-enact? Please share your stories in the comments.