Stone Ritual: A few years ago, I officiated at the funeral of a young woman named Mandy. She loved going for walks and picking up unusual or sparkly things. Her mother wanted to honour her by purchasing shiny coloured stones (craft store) enough so everyone there could take at least 2. The idea was that during the service people were invited to sit with their memoires of Mandy and a basket with the stones was passed around. People were invited to keep one for themselves to honour and remember Mandy, and to take the other to a favourite place and leave it there. Perhaps someone like Mandy would come along and be surprised and delighted to find the stone and in that way her sense of wonder would live on in others. My Mandy stone is in the pocket of the jacket I most often wear when I officiate at Celebrations of Life, to remember her.