Blog Tales

Roses, Wine, & Labyrinths

This weekend was the tenth anniversary
of the International Labyrinth Society...
It was also my first time of not being there in six years...

So....
I wondered what the Universe had in store for me instead....

What came to pass was...
that the sister (DFS) of my dear friend (DF)
planned a beautiful surprise day for my DF's birth day...

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We called it...
"The First Annual Rose, Wine, & Labyrinth Conference"...

Each turn of the day
was foretold by a special card, made by DSF,
that announced the next step...

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We started at the steps of our home...

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with a ritual to release that which no longer
was necessary to carry into the next new birth year...
by writing what we were releasing...
and then burning the bits of paper...

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Then we stepped into the Santa Rosa Labyrinth...

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and made our way to the centre...

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and when ready...

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lit a candle to bring to light what was new...
coming into each of our lives....

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We then feasted on good food and friendship...

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and piled into a magic carriage that whisked us
off to Forrestville and the Emtu Labyrinth Vineyards...

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Where we sipped ambrosia from their organic vineyards...

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learning a bit about the amazing work
that Chris and John Mason do

through their Labyrinth Foundation,
and lost ourselves in the vineyard labyrinth
only to find our shadows dancing at the centre....

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Through drops of blessing rain...
we wound our way
to the Analy High School Memorial Labyrinth...

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and on into the evening for a final feast...

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before concluding the very first
Roses, Wine, & Labyrinth Conference...
with a smile and song in our hearts for the year to come...

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Happy Birth Day DF!!!!

To find a labyrinth near you...
go to the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator!