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The genesis of a ritual.
By Karen Lee Shelley
Spring 2006 2.15.06

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We do it once and
Everyone loves it.
So someone says,
"Let's do it again
This time next year."
Some brave or foolish
Soul volunteers to
Make it happen again
And now we have a
Tradition! Twice more
And it's part of the
Calendar. Twice more
And it becomes a
Ritual. Twice more and
"We've always done it
That way!" Only twice
More and it becomes
Canon law. Just because
We liked it enough to
Do it more than once.

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