Ritual to mourn the dwindling hug.

Omarme is a ritual for dealing with the dwindling hug. It came about during the first Covid lockdown and was created by Barbara Raes, Colin H. Van Eeckhout and Valentine Kempynck.

Hugging can be done alone or with several others. That is the whole point of ‘hugging’: so we can be both alone and not alone. In Covid times, we are more of ‘this’ and less of ‘that’. Omarme was a soft/strong fire ritual where participants said goodbye on a one-to-one basis.

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