Monday, 20 August 2012
Ceremony and ritual are very important parts of people's lives. The ability to mark, in some meaningful way, life's important events, milestones and rights of passage. Even when people move away from organised religion, that need remains. For me, it is about marking and acknowledging that there is a spiritual dimension to human experience. Although there are civil and humanist ceremonies available now for people who wish to mark occasions in a secular way, my experience of these is that they are nice, but lacking in that acknoweledgment.