Posts Tagged ‘Walking Grace by Emily Simpson

25
Aug
16

8.25.16 … “A thread of my cocoon must have snagged on the silence at its centre and begun, very gently, to unspool … “

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2016 Labyrinth Walks, Myers Park Baptist Church – Charlotte NC:

8.25 was a two labyrinth day …

As I walk here, I notice that everything is beautifully landscaped because the landscape crew just left. Nothing is out of place.

I look at the orientation of the labyrinth and realize that I’m going to look at a overhead shot of Chartres to see if the center lines up as this one does. It strikes me as very curious. So something is out of place.

And then I found this in my email …

Walking Grace

That first day,

before I knew

its path would become

my way home,

some part of me

fell into the labyrinth.

A thread of my cocoon

must have snagged

on the silence at its centre

and begun, very gently,

to unspool.

Step by step,

with every labyrinth that I walked

it continued to unravel,

years of carefully spun layers,

leaving traces of presence in its wake.

Today, I felt the tug

of the final fibres being claimed,

my life now woven deep

into that meandering path.

A new story emerging from the old

with a shape and a voice

and wings.

by Emily Simpson

8.25.16




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