Blog Tales

Prep For A New Labyrinth

Tomorrow, Monday, March 15th,
is the Santa Rosa Labyrinth's thirteenth birth day!

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I will be assisting the pastor and members of Christ Church United Methodist to paint what will be the first public Santa Rosa Labyrinth actually in the city of Santa Rosa, California!!!

The first Santa Rosa Labyrinth on the West Coast was installed at the Teen Annex in Sebastopol, California in 1999. Here it is having the bricks re-sett in 2004...

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as was simultaneously, the first East Coast installation at Govans Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland! Here is their labyrinth at the re-dedication in also in 2004!

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This past Thursday, I prepped the area where the labyrinth is going to be painted, with a power washer.

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I love power washing. I find it a very meditative exercise... back and forth, back and forth... kind of like walking a labyrinth! There is something satisfying in seeing years of dirt and grime come away in strips... also kind of like walking a labyrinth!!!

When I prep an area, I do it with intention... of laying the foundation for what is to come, for the people, young and old, who will walk, pray, play, laugh and cry, dance, sing, be silent, sit and watch, and discover new levels of what it means to be human, walking this path in life...

I wrote in the dirty concrete... Peace...

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then Joy...

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then Love...

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and then... I couldn't come up with one last single word...
mystery... curiosity... laughter... faith...

and then it came to me...
Life...

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For life encompasses it all...
and is full in this place...
this blank slate just waiting
for something new to be born...