My desire to snap a picture, without disturbing her faded quickly with a flush of sadness, when I realized that she had likely reached the end of a glorious journey, one that lasted all summer for her too. It was clear that she did not have the energy to take flight again and was sharing her final moments with me.
I watched over this beauty intermittently over the next 14-hours, as I allowed nature to take its course, until she had slipped fully away. I will reflect eternally on the end of her journey, inseparable now, with the beginning of mine, as steward of this lovely Labyrinth.
Many personal experiences have taught me, that endings are always some sort of beginning. What a beautiful truth, what a beautiful paradox this is; and privilege to know it in body and soul, through this experience.
The sacred Labyrinth path, now laid out in my back yard, is for helping people realize that there is truth in both sides of paradox; to be able to feel it softly pound up their bare feet, as they walk from beginning, to center, to back out again. A turning inward, as one also turns outward. Winding in the same, yet different on the way out, as what seems unmanageable, becomes gradually more so.
The Labyrinth path relaxes the width between Heaven and Earth, through each person walking it. The path perpetually lends itself to naturally resolving paradox, just as this experience with vibrant wings turned to fade, is also a letting go of Summer and all the colors in our flights of fancy.
The beautiful journey of creating something stunning together and the many epiphanies to come, leave me feeling blesses in this moment. This path is a resolution of God-Source’s way that is both straight and narrow, while simultaneously, holding the beauty of One Eternal round.
So, here's to the unanswerable questions and how they resolve (if only momentarily), on this precious path called Life; where (to paraphrase a scientific concept), given the opportunity, the shortest distance between two points, is the line between God and us.