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May 19, 2021

The 7 Hills of Rome Wedding Ritual

The 7 Hills of Rome Wedding Ritual

How a big city or small town can inspire a personal ritual

Did you fall in love in Paris? Or Podunk? Use that info to personalize your wedding ceremony. Use that same info to create a ritual for a birthday or retirement party. Use it for a student who is leaving home to study abroad. 

As often happens, this ritual was inspired by one of "my" couples, Thomas and Raffaele. They shared their first kiss in Rome's ancient Garden of Oranges on the Aventino, one of the city's seven hills. The men made their wedding vows on an oathing stone hand-painted with orange blossoms. 

Not getting married? This ritual can inspire a daily exercise in gratitude.