Mazes and minotaurs go together; clearly you can’t have a Maze Festival without a fair few minotaurs showing up… So what do you do with “Minotaur Mania”
It started out as a great idea and a spiral drawn in chalk: and then magic happened! Sculptor Tessa Hawkes invited people attending the 2016 “Mandala Maze”
The Saffron Walden Common was pulsing with activity this weekend as creative mazemakers delighted the crowds with opportunities to lose and find themselves both literally “A-maze-ing Saffron Walden, part 2”
Every few years, the Minotaur comes to Saffron Walden, home of the wonderful 17th century turf maze. He came, in many forms, as part of the 2016 “A-maze-ing Saffron Walden!”
I never intended for Ariadne to stay away so long! Those of us who follow the labyrinth’s path know how meandering happens. You commit to the path, “Ariadne Returns!”
Designing, drawing, and painting a canvas labyrinth is a big job. While it can be done singlehandedly, a community effort can offer a multitude of benefits, from the teaching of new skills to the deepening of friendships — not to mention being able to finish the job more quickly!
My experience is that labyrinths build community as certainly as communities build labyrinths.
The very fact that I have so much choice energizes me. On Monday, the week is still mine, and the taste of possibility is delicious on my lips!
The final stage of any pilgrimage is the Return, when we say goodbye to our fellow travelers and head back to our homes and communities, “Haste ye back!”
Later today we will be meeting up with our fellow travelers on the Labyrinthos 2014 Mysterious Scotland tour. This is an exciting moment, when all our “Over Hill and Dale”