The Art of Ritual
In the South, we savor our rituals. We are attuned to the deep seated need for reflection and order. The power of ritual abides in us all, however it takes discipline to tend to it and create it.
Ritual can be carved from the mundane. It is the slowing down and savoring a moment. It is living, observed. The ritual of afternoon tea can be all the more special when it is saved, delayed. Decide which tasks must be completed before your day is done and save tea time for then. The work will then take on a different light.
A warm bath has a primal appeal. It sooths and nourishes a weary body. Choose Epsom salts, herbs, dried flowers, milk, or fruit oils for your bath. The warmth and care you give yourself allows you to better care for others.