I love this story found at the Guardian Saturday, November 6, 2010. In fact I love it so much I’m just going to link right to it for you to read yourself . . . and I’ll take the rest of the day off.
Headline: “Luftwaffe spy photo reveals lost Tudor garden—Grass rings in photograph of Lyveden New Bield’s grounds reveal historically important labyrinth, says English Heritage.” You may wonder why this story is newsy now. I did too, but I’ll take any opportunity to plug the past.
While we’re speaking of mazes and the like, see this recent entry in the Therapeutic Landscapes Network (great site & community!) about Labyrinths in the Healing Garden. This particular post is where I learned that “a favorite quote of labyrinth enthusiasts comes from the philosopher and theologian St. Augustine (345-430 A.D.) who said, ‘Solviture ambulando. It is solved by walking.’”
I can’t say it any better than these folks did, so without further ado, I’ll retreat to a sanctuary to solve some shopping problems, walk my soles off, and get lost in the labyrinth of a parking garage.
Nancy R. Peck