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A Farewell to Colors Flags, New Jersey, USA

Donated by Wendy Wilson of Magic in Your Living Room, August 2021.

What was the inspiration behind this ritual? 

I was thinking about the trees changing color in a last bright display before the world turned to neutral browns and greys. I thought about the relationship between the sun and color. As the sunlight wanes, so do the colors. This was not the first ritual I had done about the gift of color, but it was the first one I had one for the fall.

What was your experience with creating and implementing this ritual?

Writing it was so easy, it just came out of my fingers onto the screen without a pause. We did it twice, once outside with really big flags and once inside with the little flags I am sending you. Participants had a remarkable emotion reaction to the closing of the box with the flags inside. I was surprised that people were so affected.