Posts Tagged ‘finger labyrinth while sitting by the light of the moon-Charlotte NC


4.11.17 … “The Pink Moon owes its name to pink flowers called wild ground phlox which bloom in springtime.”

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2017 Lenten Labyrinth Walks (Walk 42/40), Holy Week Walks, finger labyrinth while sitting by the light of the moon, Charlotte NC:

I traveled home on Interstate 85 after a week on the road. And so I saved my Tuesday walk for a finger labyrinth walk by the light of the beautiful “PInk Moon.” My suggestion is that you all go out and look up. It’s gorgeous!

What’s a Pink Moon?

Why is the April full moon pink?

Despite its name, the Pink Moon does not actually turn pink in April – in fact the moon never changes its colour.

Just like the Blue Moon, the deceptive name originates in Native American traditions of keeping time based on lunar phases.

The Pink Moon owes its name to pink flowers called wild ground phlox which bloom in springtime.

SOURCE: Pink Moon 2017: Is the April full moon pink? | Science | News |,

Tuesday of Holy Week

The life of faith is one of mystery. Sometimes Jesus speaks in riddles. And important questions go unanswered. Only when something dies does it bear much fruit. To be lifted up means to die on a cross. Love your life and make it a god, you’ll lose it. Accept your death and let go of life, and it is yours in abundance. Who is this Son of Man anyway? And what is he saying?

Despite the riddling language about the life of faith, which sounds like a mystery wrapped in an enigma, some deceptively simple direction is given by Jesus: walk in the light. Now. We don’t know when darkness might be coming or overcoming. So get moving while there is still light.

The labyrinth looks like a maze, a series of tricky turns and passages. In reality there is only one way in and out. It is deceptively simple. As you walk it today, put your mind and heart in touch with the mysteries of life and faith . . . the wonder of birth . . . the inscrutability of death . . . the unexpected twists and turns of your path. Ponder the paradox of accepting death in order to live life to its fullest . . . the way suffering and trouble are sometimes a path to joy and meaning . . . how life is a strange mixture of light and shadow.

Prayer: Lord of mystery, paradox and shadowy light, teach me to walk in your ways and embrace the fullness of life.


And the painting?

The Belated Kid

1854–57 William Morris Hunt (American, 1824–1879)

Hunt began this monumental image of a peasant girl and her rescued kid about 1854, when he was working with the French realist painter Jean-François Millet in Barbizon, a village outside Paris. He finished it after returning home to Newport, Rhode Island, in 1857. It proved so popular when exhibited in the United States that Boston collector Peter Chardon Brooks (who on Hunt’s recommendation also became a great patron of Millet) commissioned a replica.

The painting clearly was inspired by Millet’s pictures of peasant children [17.1484], especially those depicting young girls diligently watching over one or two cows or sheep. In Hunt’s version of the subject, a kid that strayed and was found again is carried home by a pretty barefoot shepherdess. To add to the sentimental mood of the painting, Hunt shows a mother goat following them closely as though to express gratitude for the rescue. While Hunt’s image echoes Millet’s images of rural labor, it is considerably more romantic in its presentation of the innocence and goodness of these hardworking peasant children. The large scale of the figure is tempered by soft contours, delicate colors, and subdued lighting to create an image that is both noble and tender.

Source: The Belated Kid | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,


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May 2020