Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sunday - Saying Yes to the World

That I think is the power of ceremony, that it marries the mundane to the sacred. The water turns to wine, the coffee to a prayer. The material and the spiritual mingle like grounds mixed with humus, transformed like steam rising from a mug into the morning mist.

What else can you offer the earth, which has everything? What else can you give but something of yourself? A homemade ceremony, ceremony that makes a home.

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom,
Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

2 comments:

Barbara R. said...

Now I will be thinking of the difference between the words ceremony from ritual...

Tabor said...

Ceremony is hard for my husband He gets uncomfortable in all ceremonies and yes, that included our wedding.