At the beginning of this project, when only about twenty postcards had been returned,
I wrote “Everyone is making a ritual out of it, trying to create meaning with it. There’s this acute awareness of our actions, our marks and words - the changes we make – even the slightest ones.”  As more responses arrived I was able to discover many other ways that people engaged with the project, but none were as consistent as the belief that there is sense to our lives, that we shape the world by what we do and in turn are shaped. The patterning and equilibrium found in ritual seem intrinsic to human nature - the sense that there is a right time and a right place, a sense of flow and pace, an understanding that our individual actions are part of the whole.