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How A Personal Ritual Changed My Relationship With My Dad

What helps us mark an event or transition to a new place? Graduations, wedding ceremonies, and promotions come to mind. But personal rituals such as lighting candles, reciting prayers, spreading ashes out into the ocean, planting a tree -- these can be just as moving. In fact, the rituals that involve planning and actively doing something are often more meaningful, and a symbolic act can serve as a vehicle of transcendence.
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