One of our most basic and personal rituals is the sequence of activities we perform when we arise from the suspended consciousness of sleep. This common ritual spans various geographies, social classes, races, religions and genders. As our quiet hours of sleep give way to the fresh rush of morning, the daily repetition of these simple tasks offers each of us a bit stability and comfort in our lives.
RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.
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