"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Sharon Begley
This Friday, April 30th is the opening day of the seventh season of Circles in the Sand. We have been waiting impatiently to be back on the sand creating labyrinths. The season starts with a 3-day draw series. The walks begin on Friday at 9:00 a.m., Saturday at 10:00 a.m., and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Winter weather shifted sand, stones, and driftwood all up and down the coastline in Bandon. Now the sands are smoothing out and setting up a flat canvas for our art.
A year ago we were practicing new techniques to adhere to State mandates about physically distancing. Our experiences over last summer have set us up to continue our process this year. The paths will generally provide room for greater personal space. We will continue to draw small, individual Baltic Wheel labyrinths when there is enough sand and space to do so each day. The Baltic Wheel labyrinths can be an alternative to standing in line (if there is one) to enter the big dreamfield. This season will begin as last year's did with a very informal opening of the walk each day and without dreamstones. We are confident that those processes will change as the summer advances. You may pass people on the stairs to the beach so have a mask with you to wear as needed.
The highlight of this first draw series is the worldwide celebration of World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One at 1 on May 1, 2021. Every year on the first Saturday of May thousands of people gather around the globe to participate in World Labyrinth Day as a moving meditation for world peace and celebration of the labyrinth experience. Circles in the Sand will create a large Baltic Wheel in addition to our dreamfield (sand and weather permitting) for the opportunity to Walk as One at 1 local time with the intention of creating a rolling wave of peaceful energy passing from one time zone to the next. World Labyrinth Day is an international event founded by The Labyrinth Society (TLS) in 2009. Visit the TLS website, https://labyrinthsociety.org/ for more information.
We hope to see you on the sand this weekend for something incredible.