Why does all of this talk about ritual matter? What possible difference could it make to anyone’s life? Possibly none. Maybe it doesn’t matter at all.
All I know is, occasionally we may wake up from sleepwalking through life, and realize that something is seriously, seriously wrong. We’ve gained 20 pounds in the last six months, or we’re seriously in debt because we can’t stop shopping, or we wake up with a hangover more mornings than we’d care to admit. Or our marriage is on the rocks, or we’re suddenly very sick. And when that happens, if we have courage, we know that we need to change something.
Looking at whatever’s driving our seemingly uncontrollable behavior might be a place to start.
Art journal spread, September 2005. Wax crayon on paper.