The Midwest is getting pounded with a storm dub'd the snowmageddon or snowpocalypse of 2010. And while most folks are kvetching about not being able to attend concerts, parties and shop, I love this opportunity to slow down by stomping a classical labyrinth in the church yard beside my house.
(If don't know what a labyrinth is or how to use one, check http://labyrinthsociety.org/ for a good place to start. And if you're looking for a labyrinth in your neck of the woods (or desert) search the http://labyrinthlocator.com/.)
There's lots of directions on the internet about how to draw the boundaries for a labyrinth (here's my favorite: http://www.lessons4living.com/drawing.htm) and not so many on how to create the path. Where snow is plentiful, a path is all you need. A few tips before you start:
- There are two types of steps to make. When WALKing to make a path or connecting rings, feel free to drag your feet. Other times you will need to take care and raise your feet high to not disturb the snow as you move between rings. I refer to this as STEPping.