This is another location that has been on my list for a while. I stopped on my way some where else early this morning, before the day got too hot. The place is delightfully shaded, too.
This little outing gave me a chance to trial a new pen case. Actually, it holds all my tools. I like it a lot, mainly because it can stand up and fold over to make the pens more accessible. I got it from Jet Pens.
This is the labyrinth at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church. I’ve lived near it for 17 years but only recently did I realize there was a labyrinth on the grounds. That was earlier this year when I went to sketch the church for the weekly theme.
In the 1990’s I became aware of walking the labyrinth as a meditative or prayer practice. There was an influential book Walking the Sacred Path by Lauren Artress.
And an organization, Veriditas. from the website:
“The labyrinth is not a maze. There are no tricks to it and no dead ends. It has a single circuitous path that winds its way into the center. The person walking it uses the same path to return from the center and the entrance then becomes the exit. The path is in full view, which allows a person to be quiet and focus internally.”
Walking the labyrinth inside Grace Cathedral San Francisco helped me make a major decision about 10 years ago. I had a difficult choice between two positions at work, both of which were offered to me.
There was a woman seated at the edge, mostly writing in a book.