7.19.19 … “Cruelty is a drug, as well, and it’s all around us. Don’t imbibe.” – Tennessee Williams

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2019 Labyrinth Walks, Private labyrinth, Northwoods Dr. – Marietta GA:

I am visiting my sister and there is a private labyrinth which I can utilize on my walks with my dog Albert. Today, we ventured that way.

I always laugh when I am with Albert. Labyrinths are very confusing to him. So I tied him up on the arched entrance and walked. He whined.

This labyrinth was kitschy, not a bad thing, just a fact. It expressed a serendipitous view of life and entering such a space was fun. It made for a different sort of walk.

It was a classical labyrinth, I think, made of rock and brick paver boundaries and a dirt path, although in places the path was seashells, really. It was hard to tell in this magical garden.

I first noticed two things: a magnificent color burst of the flowers and the hard to miss tall and sometimes thorny weeds. I must remember to check for ticks …

There was a birdbath at the center with stones to stack… create-a-cairn… and one was shaped like a heart. I left the heart at the top of my stack.

And Albert knocked over the yard art penguin. I righted him.

We both left the garden laughing.

And here is a little Tennessee Williams for you.

“I don’t know what to tell you. A statement is easy, and here it is: Be yourself. Try to matter. Be a good friend. Love freely, even if you are likely–almost guaranteed–to be hurt, betrayed. Do what you were created to do. You’ll know what this is, because it is what you keep creeping up to, peering at, dreaming of. Do it. If you don’t, you’ll be punching clocks and eating time doing precisely what you shouldn’t, and you’ll become mean and you’ll seek to punish any and all who appear the slightest bit happy, the slightest bit comfortable in their own skin, the slightest bit smart. Cruelty is a drug, as well, and it’s all around us. Don’t imbibe.

“Try to matter. Try to care. And never be afraid to admit that you just don’t know, you just don’t fucking know how you’re going to make it. That’s when the help–the human and the divine help–shows up.” –Tennessee Williams/Interview with James Grissom/1982/


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