Many times the expression I am, she is , whatever is Going in Circles, and it is not a compliment. It seems to imply that you are not getting anywhere.
A few weeks ago I spied this post on Facebook about a Labyrinth Garden from the Seattle Times. Follow link if you wish to read the whole article.
Since I already have my round garden, this really caught my fancy. I reposted it and one of my daughter’s replied, “Go for it, Mom”.
I started researching labyrinths, finding pictures, ideas, how to draw one, how to build one, even an entire Society dedicated to them.
This week, I get a post in my e-mail from a great Zentangle blog I subscribe to – I Am the Diva and the weekly challenge #215 is Labyrinths. She talks about a lot that I had already learned in my research, like a labyrinth is not a maze, cites more links to haw to draw one and introduces a new person/site to us. Julie Gibbons. Julie is a creator of Mandalas and also offers a free e-book on Found Inspirations.
Found Inspirations is a form of collage with intent to discover. The first step is to grab a magazine and start cutting out words for your future collages. I didn’t get that far. The front cover of the one I grabbed said “Road Trips”. Every single page held amazing things as I perused the mag with eyes wide open. There was even a picture with a traffic sign that said “Smile Both Ways”. Now how often do you notice things like that.
I have picked out the spot in the yard that will hold a labyrinth. It may take me till next year to get one built, but the purpose is there.
When I start really paying attention to the things happening all around me and start putting together the jigsaw puzzle, it almost always comes full circle. I end up with insight and clarity which catapults me into another circle of awesome discovery.
I am getting somewhere going in circles, and circles (this time labyrinths) have lead me here.
Julie also said, if you don’t know the question, it’s okay, just ask – what is the answer I need to know ?
This month the answer is circles I think.