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Other Celebrations!

What matters to you?

Our lives are filled with significant events, changes of state and status and things that come to an end, and we humans, being the symbolically oriented creatures that we are, have always been inclined to create celebrations that mark these rites of passage.

…honouring the lives of family members who happened to be members of a different – some may say better – species…

Obviously there are the big ones, like birth, death, marriage.  But we also celebrate things such as birthdays and graduations, housewarmings and mortgage burnings, first job celebrations and retirement, anti-weddings, (post-divorce return to singledom celebrations), and, of course, honouring the lives of family members who happened to be members of a different – some may say better – species.

Coming of Age is an important life passage milestone to which our culture doesn’t really do adequate justice.  The journey into adulthood is a blurry target, and the celebration revolves more around cars and alcohol than with becoming a responsible grown up member of society!  I think we owe it to ourselves to do better!

I’ll be delighted to work with you to create and deliver ceremonies that commemorate the significant events in your life.  To discuss ideas, please feel free to contact me!