My labyrinth marathon of 2009 continued right into the last week of the year, when I walked -- with some difficulty -- the neglected labyrinth at First Christian Church in El Paso, TX. What's going to happen to the labyrinths built today and in the past 10-15 years when their donors and building committees pass on? This sad site brought home that question, which I'll explore in a future post.
Total for the year -- or rather, for the 10 months of activity from March through December: I walked 25 permanent outdoor labyrinths in 11 states. These are documented on a Google Map, so you can find out if I walked one in your neighborhood. I also built or helped build 3 temporary outdoor installations and walked indoor labyrinths at three churches. This was also the year I joined The Labyrinth Society and took the Veriditas labyrinth facilitator training. I also participated in a women's labyrinth dream quest facilitated by Judith Tripp.
My labyrinth-related goals for 2010 are taking shape:
- Continue to learn about the many different roles that the labyrinth can play in people's lives
- Attend The Labyrinth Society's annual gathering in November 2010 in New Harmony, IN (I need to add some Midwest labyrinths to my life list.)
- Deepen the experiences offered to my labyrinth-related Meetup group
- Facilitate three labyrinth events, so I can earn certification as a labyrinth facilitator
- Help make a home in my county for the former Whitman-Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia healing garden and labyrinth