Ceremony brings with it a reminder of what has come before. It is a link to the past.
Ceremony connects us with those who walked the path, helping us understand that we are not alone.
The way is known.
This life can be solitary. Writers always are. But when we sit at our desks, take out our pens and grapple with the blank page, we become part of the ceremony, our present the past.
We give the gift to future writers who take up the helm. They will know that they are not alone — and never were.
So the ceremony tells us.