Posts Tagged ‘Davidson College Labyrinth and Peace Garden @ Hobart Park – Davidson NC

23
Nov
18

11.23.18 … “For in grief nothing ‘stays put.’ Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral?” – C.S. Lewis

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2018 Labyrinth Walks, Davidson College Labyrinth and Peace Garden @ Hobart Park – Davidson NC:

Today is Black Friday. I had no interest in real shopping or cyber shopping. I made my favorite breakfast and read the paper. I did the sudoku puzzle and read a book.

And then I dragged Albert to Davidson to walk its labyrinth.

As I entered the town I noticed the yellow ribbons everywhere. Patrick Braxton-Andrew, one of Davidson’s own, was killed October 28 in Mexico. He grew up here, he went to college here, and he taught and lived here as adult. The drug cartel thought he was a DEA agent. My heart aches for his family. I did not know him, but I pray for peace for his family, his friends and his many communities. Here are some links:

https://account.charlotteobserver.com/static/paywall/stop?resume=221943630

https://www.facebook.com/385867481951919/posts/393204457884888/

And then I smiled. As I turned onto Main Street I saw the trees aglow with color. I had to pinch myself. I sometimes think it really can’t be as beautiful as a I remember it. Today it was.

The labyrinth walk was quick. I heard the rustling leaves and enjoyed the zen fountain which I am sure will be turned off soon. I don’t think Albert much liked the walk …

But all in all a nice day to enjoy the labyrinth.

And here is a quote I found on grief and the labyrinth. It was posted by Matthew McEwen at Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth Public Group | FacebookFacebook › groups › Chartres-Cathedral-… on November 16, 2018.

I am taking a course on grief, and discovered that there are a number of counselors who use a labyrinth in their practice. I attended this event by Oasis (York Region, Ontario, Canada).

I also recently finished reading “A Grief Observed” by C.S. Lewis. Here’s a comment from that book that links his experience with grief & labyrinths: “Tonight all the hells of young grief have opened up again; the mad words, the bitter resentment, the fluttering in the stomach, the nightmare unreality, the wallowed-in tears. For in grief nothing ‘stays put.’ Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral?”

Happy Thanksgiving to all …

11.23.18

07
Jul
18

7.7.18 … “Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness.” ― Meister Eckhart<

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2018 Labyrinth Walks, Davidson College Labyrinth and Peace Garden @ Hobart Park – Davidson NC:

Storms are a comin’: Dark clouds, heavy winds … and it’s much cooler!

There is debris on the labyrinth, remnants from last night’s storms.

I have grown to to love the water feature, and I’ll admit that at first I did not particularly like it. I guess I’m not by nature a zen person.

Moss seems to be having a good year.

Quote, Meister Eckhart: And I love this quote:

“Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness.” ― Meister Eckhart

Dog Days of Summer,FYI:

These hot days were considered among the worst in Western antiquity, a time when, according to folklore scholar Eleanor R. Long, “all liquids are poisonous, when bathing, swimming, or even drinking water can be dangerous, and a time when no sore or wound will heal properly. It is also a time when we are likely to be ‘dog-tired,’ if not ‘sick as a dog,’ to ‘dog it’ at work and ‘go to the dogs’ in our leisure hours-in short, to lead a ‘dog’s life’ until the miserable period is over.”

Both the ancient Greeks and Romans noticed that the star Sirius — the dog star, Canis major in the Orion constellation — began to rise with the sun not long after the summer solstice. While this is often the hottest time of the summer, and publications like the Farmer’s Almanac placed the dog days as occurring between July 3 and Aug. 11 each year, Long points out that Sirius doesn’t rise and set with the sun until mid-August now.

Source: The real meaning of the ‘dog days of summer’ | MNN – Mother Nature Network, https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/real-meaning-dog-days-summer

Amelie’s, Salted Caramel Brownie Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich:

I went for the Salted Caramel Brownie Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich … this really exists, really.

The new Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches, offered in either Lavender Lemon or Salted Caramel Brownie flavors, will provide “folks a way to beat the summer heat with a French twist on a classic treat,” said Mary Jayne Wilson, Amélie’s Executive Chef. Wilson has dedicated years of hard work to perfecting the recipe and finding the key to constructing these sweet treats.

https://www.wccbcharlotte.com/2018/05/31/amelies-launches-new-summer-menu-items-to-help-you-beat-the-heat/

7.7.18

21
Apr
18

4.21.18 … I close by ringing the Asian gong and dipping my fingers in the water feature. Happy spring!

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2018 Labyrinth Walks, Davidson College Labyrinth and Peace Garden @ Hobart Park – Davidson NC:

Spring! And in my world that means a heavy dusting of yellow pollen, and on some days piles of yellow pollen.

The birds are singing and the sun is streaming through the trees

I have company today. John and Albert are sitting on the sidelines.

I always enjoy walking here as Hobart Park is the location of several fun picnics during my college years and now it has a labyrinth. It was also redone and rededicated to Ed Goode, a Davidson ‘82 classmate.

I close by ringing the Asian gong and dipping my fingers in the water feature.

Happy spring!

4.21.18




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