On Taking Off a Wedding Ring: A Ritual For Letting Go

wedding band on a piece of blue fabric

For a bereaved life partner, when necessary, any time after sheloshim and before, or at, the first yahrzeit. For taking off a wedding ring.

How can we tell where one person ends and another begins? The material finitude of our bodies is evident, but the borders of the soul are less definite. We merge as we learn from one another, live together and accrue common experiences, take on each other’s projects, and enter into shared fates. Love blurs the boundaries between one soul and another. In fact, love might be defined as that very erosion, absorption, commingling.

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