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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Benches around a Labyrinth...

We returned to the Serenity Trail & Labyrinth at Allegany Community College and enjoyed a walk upon it. I offer you this image of one of the benches surrounding  the Labyrinth.

Of note, I was an early member of The Labyrinth Society and although I am no longer active in the organization, it is only due to time constraints. I still love Labyrinths and they and benches often go together very well indeed. I don't believe I have ever seen a Labyrinth in an outdoor setting without a bench. They demand a place to sit nearby and reflect. So here is another view of the Labyrinth along the Serenity Trail. A short walk I took on it a few weeks ago, just as the leaves were turning.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Being alone on a bench...

A beautiful, immersive, and transformational little poem by singer/song writer Tanya Davis about the power of being alone...and naturally, it mentions benches.

"Go to an unfamiliar city, roam the streets, there're always statues to talk to and benches made for sitting give strangers a shared existence if only for a minute and these moments can be so uplifting and the conversations you get in by sitting alone on benches might've never happened had you not been there by yourself"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Autumn is for long walks and benches..

 Two benches along the Serenity Trail at Allegany College of Maryland. It runs along the gorgeous and meditative Evitt's Creek behind the college and is simple a blaze in Autumnal splendor. It was like food for my heart and I have floated for a couple of days on it. Enjoy.