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  1. I think that ceremony is only done for the reason that they’ve happened for thousands of years – many people psychologically like to mark the transition from one state to another, whether that be from childhood to adult (bar mitzvah, 18/21 birthday party), first home owning (housewarming), mid-winter, marriage, death etc etc etc. It doesn’t make any difference to any of us as regards our day to day living, but to mark the transition means a lot to a great majority of people and makes it feel complete. Even if you dislike the occasion, I think that you can agree about it feeling completed (regardless of acquisition of passport)?

    • Don’t feel a lick different; I have never found satisfaction with these markings of time. But then, I also admit that I live in a state where I don’t tend to process or connect to emotions outside of random fits and spurts at ridiculously inopportune times; I didn’t start having panicky realizations I was in the Air Force until I was about four years in, for example. I’m aware this isn’t exactly healthy, but it’s the closest thing I have to a day-to-day coping mechanism without resorting to heavy drug use again. 🙂

  2. Maybe the word feel was the wrong one – you are now British citizen and the end of process was marked, so that you know when the NOW point is?

  3. Incidentally – you have a holiday weekend around your wedding anniversary – is that not a marking of time thing too?

    • That’s just a convenient point to take our one holiday a year. I guess I don’t think of it as significant as ‘Valid excuse to ditch the kid and get the hell out of dodge’, where as it wouldn’t be significant enough any other time of the year to make the same sort of request. Past that… not really much I can say? 🙂

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