Flower Ritual with Silence: Many of us have probably seen those at a graveside leave a flower as the end as part of saying goodbye. I saw a variation of this on General Hospital recently and it was very powerful, albeit on tv. When those present left a flower, in silence, they gave the wife of the deceased a hug. No one said anything, they remained in silence and left in silence. Often, we don’t know what to say in those circumstances and the silence along with the hug spoke volumes.