Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Need a calming place?
They say a walk along a labyrinth might just be the cure. I'm not so sure, but if you are really miserable 'any port in a storm' may help. Well, at least for 15 minutes. Seen here is a 5-circuit medieval labyrinth that is a permanent installation on the UNE campus, just off of Stevens Avenue. Parts of Pine Grove and Evergreen cemeteries can be seen in the distance behind the white fence. The spot is nestled under tall pines. The natural pine needles form the pathways of this maze. If meditation is due, large slabs of granite form benches to rest and sooth the spirit and soul. A word of caution, at this point, might be apropos. I've heard tell that people have had to be rescued from complex corn mazes in the Midwest. I don't know how stress relieving getting 'lost' in one of those would be.
That experience might increase my stress level.
"Serenity now; insanity later."
Not a bad mantra for some.
'Keep on the sunnyside'.
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This is very interesting. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
that's pretty cool!ReplyDelete
Just a walk in a quiet wood would be serenity enough for me.ReplyDelete
This is just a-maze-ing!ReplyDelete
Wish I was there Birdman.. I'm both stressed AND miserable, have never been good at being sick :(ReplyDelete
Lowell found the right word for this!ReplyDelete
I've seen one like this before and I wasn't exactly sure how it was supposed to work. I stay out of those corn stalk or hedge mazes. I'm with you, getting lost is not a relaxing thing to do.ReplyDelete
You don't want to get to 'lost'. You might end up in yon cemetery. MBReplyDelete
I like this... very peaceful!ReplyDelete
A walk around a labyrinth is okay but no thanks on a corn maze. Gives me the jeebies just thinking about getting lost in one of those!ReplyDelete
OK, so now I'm reminded of the sculptures at the Boothbay Botanical Gardens, there's a Buddhist shrine there, or something of that nature...Once you get into it there are lovely stone benches & it's very peaceful...
I could use some calming today!ReplyDelete
It's pretty! There is a labyrinth near my house, but I haven't tried it. Maybe I should.ReplyDelete
i've never walked one, and i'm not sure it would help me. :)ReplyDelete
I must admit, Birdman, that I have never understood why strolling a labyrinth helps one's serenity any more than strolling without a labyrinth.ReplyDelete
Mazes are too scary. You might never be seen again.ReplyDelete
Some people swear by them. I am like you, I am not so sure. I think if you think they work then they will.ReplyDelete
I have walked such a medieval labyrinth and it was very helpful. But an outdoor one in the pines like yours must be even better!ReplyDelete