OUTSTANDING!Fulghum at his best, especially the section dealing with death! A must read, if only for this one single section.
Very interesting book about different rituals of life and about rituals that people make up.
My thinking was set in motion by those who,knowing I was a parish minister for many years,asked me for advice about ceremonies and celebrations. They wanted words to use at graduations,funerals,and the welcoming of children. They inquired about grace at family meals the reaffirmation of wedding vows,and ways to heal wounds suffered in personal conflict. People requested help with the rituals of solitude,such as meditation,prayer,and contemplation..
Rituals do not always involve words,occasions,officials,or and audience. Rituals are often silent,solitary,and self-contained.The most powerful fites of passage are reflective - when you look back on your like again and again, paying attention to the rivers you have crossed and the gates you have opened and walked on through,the thresholds you have passed over.