All posts tagged: labyrinth

Labyrinth pictures

I went back to the labyrinth today and it is so overgrown in just a few weeks that it’s almost impossible to follow the trail. Isn’t that how life is sometimes. You find something special and receive great joy from it and when you return a little while later all you catch are glimpses. Here are a few for you to see.         The empty lot overgrown with weeds.           My daughter walking in at the entrance quickly became discouraged as she could not see which way to turn.                                 Carefully drawn white lines are still visible in the bare patches. Some of them have been traced with rocks.                               Others are almost completely obscured by mallow, sunflower, dandelion, grasses, …                     I do hope the creator of this lovely …

Walking the labyrinth

After a long day I went out for a barefoot stroll around the neighborhood, just to stretch my legs and feel nature before I turn in to bed. A block from my home there is a field, which was recently mowed and in it I saw stones and white lines of paint. As I got closer I could discern the beginnings of a labyrinth. Someone has gone to quite a bit of bother to lay out this complex shape in a public place. I felt invited in to walk toward the center. I love the way a labyrinth draws me in. At first the path seems short and direct, but after a few steps it curves and turns back on itself. The meandering journey slows the mind and opens the heart. First I move in and then it again. I find myself pausing to take a deep breath and soak in my surroundings. A couple of tall trees, blackberry blossoms, familiar weeds between my toes, soft sand and little jagged rocks under my feet. I …