It is the ritual that is missing
in so much of what we do today.
We have routines, often thought to
be loathsome; the ancients had rituals.
Instead of habits, or routines,
those actions performed regularly,
unvaryingly, or mechanically may be
sanctified in transforming them into rituals.
Regarding the seeming obsession of ritual,
it is either that or continued mediocrity.
To penetrate such widespread malaise, ennui,
complacence, discontent, indifference,
it is imperative to transfigure into rite
the quotidian, the mundane, the uninspired.