Ritual is both a blessing and a curse –
A blessing ‘cause it makes order of chaos,
a curse ‘cause it fosters chaos of order.
The blessing treats us all as equals,
without regard for worldly status,
granting access to the common good.
The curse thwarts personal expression,
and therefore shuns creativity,
promoting ennui of the masses.
Ritual supports harmony and calmness –
It certainly cannot sustain all for one,
and cannot possibly command one for all.
Fitting ritual encourages
the participation of equals
in heartfelt personal expression.
Fruitful ritual acknowledges
all are welcome apart from status
and stimulates creativity.