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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Monday, November 08, 2004
    Some journey
    Four summers ago at Ridley Hall they wouldn't let me construct a labyrinth on a bit of lawn. The groundsman and me, we had it all worked out. But they turned me down with feeble excuses like potential noise and disturbance. Noise and disturbance - from a labyrinth? I suspected, back then, that the real disturbance about labyrinths was probably theological ("bit pagan, aren't they?" - as if that were a bad thing). But the territory has shifted since.

    I discovered today that the college is now publishing books about them. That's some journey they've been on. I'm not sharing this news because I'm bitter in any way; on the contrary, I'm delighted. It is good news. Labyrinths are good things. As any regular reader of this blog will know, I derive enormous pleasure from walking around in ever-decreasing circles. No, this incident offers further evidence, should any be needed, that I'm surely way, way ahead of my time.........