to strengthen or support
physically or mentally
Whether the day’s work demanded physical labor,
the fulfillment of a calling,
or simply the accumulation of a paycheck,
work is not done without cost to the body.
You repay the body for its labor with something hot for body become cold, something cool for a body worked too warm, something savory for a mouth become hungry, something enticing for a mind grown weary.
Ritual resolves the pain of routine. You recover what was lost.
Here, you sustain life, love, and friendship, so that you can offer your Self once again.