Updated: Aug 7
"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul." - Robert Wyland
As the sun begins to set on another memorable summer for Circles in the Sand and the enchanting labyrinth experience on the beautiful beaches of Bandon, Oregon, we are left with treasured memories and a heart full of wonder. This summer season has been nothing short of captivating, drawing in people from all walks of life to share love, show love, and be love, one step at a time.
Embracing the Beauty of Summer
Summer is a season of warmth, joy, and adventure, and it's the perfect time for Circles in the Sand to come alive. As the tides rolled in and out, we embarked on a journey of connection and reflection, guided by the intricate labyrinths lovingly drawn on the sandy shores. From families and friends to solo travelers and their beloved canine companions, the beach became a canvas for our shared experiences.
A Look Towards the Future
As we bid farewell to our 9th summer season, we eagerly anticipate what lies ahead. The 2024 summer schedule for Circles in the Sand will be posted in October once we have gathered the essential information about the tides for August and September. Our dedicated team is hard at work, producing the 2024 calendar and ensuring that the upcoming season will be even more unforgettable than before.
Next up on our Circles in the Sand calendar, is the annual sunset draw in Florence, Oregon, on October 14, 2023.
Gratitude for a Season Well-lived
At Circles in the Sand, gratitude is at the core of everything we do. As we reflect on the summer of 2023, we can't help but be overwhelmed with appreciation for all the amazing souls we encountered on the beach. From first-time visitors to returning patrons, each person contributed their unique energy to create an atmosphere of unity and love.
Acknowledging the Heart of Circles in the Sand
Behind every successful endeavor, there is a team of dedicated individuals working tirelessly to make it possible. Circles in the Sand owes a debt of gratitude to its team sponsors, whose support makes the wonder happen. However, the true heart of this experience lies in the team of volunteers in the parking lot and on the sand. Their passion and commitment make Circles in the Sand a reality for all to enjoy.
Living the Mantra: "Share Love, Show Love, Be Love"
The mantra of Circles in the Sand, "Share love, show love, be love," resonates with everyone who experiences this unique labyrinth journey. It encapsulates the essence of the human spirit coming together to connect, support, and uplift one another in a world that often feels disconnected. As we reminisce about the laughter, tears, and connections made this summer, we are reminded that love truly is the greatest gift we can give and receive.
As our enchanting summer season draws to a close, the memories and lessons learned at Circles in the Sand will forever remain in our hearts. The sunsets may fade, and the tides may ebb and flow, but the spirit of love and togetherness that permeates this wondrous experience will endure. So, as we eagerly await the unveiling of the 2024 Summer schedule and look forward to more captivating adventures, we encourage everyone to embrace the mantra of Circles in the Sand and continue spreading love, showing love, and being love in our everyday lives. After all, it is this love that creates the most profound and lasting imprints on the sands of time.
See you on the sand.
Photo Credits: Donna Belt, Charlie Wollertz, Bethe Patrick