In a moment of inspiration I saw tradition in a different light, not as a set of rules with origins in the past and a credibility vouched for by others, but as a means of anchoring oneself during times of insecurity, uncertainty and change.
Tradition is the choice that can never go wrong, the petite veste noire de Chanel that noone regrets wearing.
Tradition is the choice that keeps us sane while we figure out beliefs, unprecedented experiences or loss.
We are safe to innovate and evolve when tradition is nearby. Tradition is the trunk that supports the branches and the systematic element we simply could not exist without.