Yesterday I co-hosted a bridal shower for my goddaughter, who's getting married in July. I haven't participated in many bridal showers and have never hosted one, and through the process of planning and the party itself, I've realized how little I know about this rite of passage so many women go through.
Most of the older women seemed interested and engaged, teasing the bride or making comments about the gifts. A lot of the younger guests hung back, lounging on lawn chairs or texting on their phones as if they were only half-present. I wonder how the ritual will be changed by the time those women are the elders. Will people still have bridal showers?
Since I have ceremonies and rites of passage on the brain, today's writing prompt involves rituals. Write about a ritual or rite of passage you have observed or imagined. Include details involving each of your senses.