Want to relax on a Friday afternoon? Find some peace in the midst of Davidson’s chaos? Learn more about labyrinths and their purpose? Then come Friday, November 11th, 2011 at 4:30pm to Hobart Park and learn about Davidson’s labyrinth.
At its most basic level, walking in and out of the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of our deepest selves. When you leave the labyrinth, you return to the world with a broadened understanding of yourself. It combines the image of the circle and the spiral into a symbol of our meandering but purposeful life paths. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.
“The poet Marianne Moore famously wrote of ‘real toads in imaginary gardens,’ and the labyrinth offers us the possibility of being real creatures in symbolic space…In such spaces as the labyrinth we cross over [between real and imaginary spaces]; we are really travelling, even if the destination is only symbolic.”
― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking