#VirtualRitual – Each weekday our friends from Penn, including Students, Staff, Faculty, Penn Religious Communities Council and other voices from campus will be sharing the ways their spiritual rituals have adapted while staying at home and as they connect to their spiritual communities remotely. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Today Malik Washington, Director of Penn Violence Prevention, shares:⠀


My ritual since the beginning of the pandemic, and beyond, is to allow myself and all my senses to experience the outdoors. The cycle of the trees and plants remind me of life and consistency. I take notice of things I may have overlooked before. I breathe deeply, soak in the sun, plant my feet to the ground, and feel gratitude. I get lost in space and time.