It doesn't take much to evoke the eternal: carefully chosen music, candles, paintings, poetry, stories, fabrics, clothing - religion has always used these as tools for evoking the sacred. We could easily find ways to honor and celebrate the family: parties, conversations, cards and letters, visits to grave sites, journeys to see family members, honoring family homesteads and possessions, handing furniture and clothing down from generation to generation. These acts are not only practical, they help sustain the family's particular spirituality, and they can be motivated at least in part by a sensitivity to the family's holiness.
(Thomas Moore, Soul Mates, p. 84)
26 January 2016