Last night I did a ritual to say farewell to my friend. I recorded a podcast episode right afterwards (so that I would remember what I had done) as I thought some of you might find such a ritual interesting and/or helpful someday.
Above is the altar (or part of it). I think it’s pretty. But then, candlelight makes most things lovely. Following is a picture of the inside of the offering bowl (for a description of what is in it and what it was used for, you’ll need to listen to the podcast).
Sometimes we need to remember to not just drink from life, but sniff it, too. Scent is a powerful tool, but that is a topic for another day.
Take care of yourselves, and those around you.