For Small Crea­tures Such As We: Rit­u­als for Find­ing Mean­ing in Our Unlike­ly World

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January 1, 2013

Inspired by her viral essay Lessons of Immor­tal­i­ty and Mor­tal­i­ty From My Father Carl Sagan” on New York Magazine’s The Cut, For Small Crea­tures Such as We cel­e­brates all the mar­vels of life on Earth that require no faith in order to be believed in a unique­ly inclu­sive and fem­i­nine voice.

Across the globe, the num­ber of athe­ists agnos­tics and spir­i­tu­al seek­ers is on the rise, and many will ask: How do I explain this world to my chil­dren? When Sasha became a moth­er she recon­nect­ed not only with the wis­dom of her par­ents but also with the pow­er­ful mes­sages she saw at the heart of reli­gious observances. 

Draw­ing on both Jew­ish and Chris­t­ian back­grounds, she and her hus­band became deter­mined to cre­ate new sec­u­lar rit­u­als that would instill both joy and won­der in their daughter.Now, Sasha intends to share those rit­u­als with the rest of the world and to help inspire oth­ers to cre­ate their own.

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