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The Community Labyrinth

Permanent Exhibition


A labyrinth is an ancient and mysterious pattern that is representative of one’s journey in life. Unlike a maze where you encounter a wrong turn or a dead end, the labyrinth has one way in, leading to the center, and one way out. You can never get lost in a labyrinth… the idea is to “find” something! The labyrinth pattern is known to be thousands of years old, dating back to Greek mythology. The traditional 11 circuit labyrinth, found on the floor of the medieval Chartres Cathedral in France, is probably the most famous. The seven circuit pattern is also traditional and a perfect fit for the Michener lot.

Walking a labyrinth can be a meditative experience… staying on the winding path, sometimes moving toward the center, then away from it again, eventually leading to the center.

The community will continue to maintain the labyrinth with volunteers. To volunteer or contribute, contact JoAnn Maroney.

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