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Honoring life’s meaning

By Susan Glairon

She spent the day alone meditating. That evening, dressed in an Indian half sari made specially for the occasion, she entered the circle. Her mother, Meg Smith, tied a red ribbon on her daughter’s wrist, joined it to her own and led her to eight women. Mother and daughter passed through a hoop covered in flowers and ribbons – symbolizing birth – and entered the circle of women. Then Smith cut the cord.

The Wiccan ceremony was performed to mark her daughter’s passage into womanhood, said Smith, a Longmont resident who asked that her daughter’s name not be used. Her daughter had begun menstruating for the first time. “I felt like I left my childhood behind and started becoming an adult,” the 12-year-old, fifth-grader said of the ritual.

Read the original article at: The Daily Camera

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