Grayson Perry’s “Rites of Passage” — A must watch for humans
“It seems to me, in an ever-changing, increasingly secular Britain, we are in danger of forgetting what a Rite of Passage can do for us.”
This week, the second episode of Grayson Perry’s channel 4 show “Rites of Passage” aired. In the series, he explores how cultures across the globe mark the landmark events in our lives. He then brings these experiences home to Britain, and helps families create meaningful and purposeful ceremonies.
Episode one was about 'Death' and this week’s topic was 'Marriage'. Both shows have been extremely thought-provoking and moving. I will share no more specifics about the show; I simply suggest, that if you are human, you should watch it!
I’m extremely proud to be part of an organisation that understands the significance of celebrating and marking life’s signpost moments. There are the obvious ones: Birth, Marriage and Death. But are there others? Divorce ceremonies, for example, is something I hadn’t given much thought to, but can really see the value in and would love to learn more about.
When I first embarked on my journey as a Humanist celebrant, I knew that I would be doing something really special. But every day, after every ceremony, this significance builds in me more and more. Grayson Perry’s “Rites of Passage” only adds fuel to my fire!
“Every ritual was invented by somebody. They didn’t just come out of the ether from God!”
Go watch it! (It's on 4 on demand)