We just finished our first labyrinth draw series of the summer season, and what a beautiful experience it was. The team was thrilled to be back creating labyrinths on the sand together. It takes dedication and passion to create these intricate paths and designs. None of it would be possible without the help of our volunteers who rake the sand and the dedicated team of parking greeters. The shuttle was running smoothly, making it easier for people to come and experience the beauty of these labyrinths and the beach. Thank you all for helping us to kick off our summer season.
The opening day of the season was dedicated to an “ocean of love” labyrinth theme. This combination of themes allowed the art to reflect our valuable ocean environment and to honor the life of a close friend of Circles with some special pieces just for her. And the team brought bubble wands to add to the special celebration.
The Earth Day theme for day two broadened our scope of art. The “Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth” words at the exit of the labyrinth were quite touching. Walking between the rocks that were highlighted by raked designs is one of our favorite things to do.
We met some wonderful people on the beach and were deeply touched by conversations about why visitors decided to walk the labyrinths with us. When you are on someone’s end-of-life bucket list that is truly an honor.
The weather can be unpredictable here on the southern Oregon coast and this draw series was no exception. The unexpected rain during Denny’s opening day speech on Friday was a first but he handled it with grace. Rolling fog on Saturday added an ethereal quality to the labyrinths. Unfortunately, the light rain early today meant that the draw had to be canceled. Our Zen theme planned for today turned into a Zzzzzzen Sunday morning.
The next Circles in the Sand draw series is May 6-8, and you can find the walk time on our website, sandypathbandon.com. Until then keep spreading love and positivity and remember to take care of our beautiful planet.
See you on the sand.