Grace Mendez Hap Magee Ranch Park Labyrinth

Hap Magee Ranch Park Labyrinth

On a late Sunday afternoon, I drive through the January rain to walk the labyrinth at Hap Magee Ranch Park in Danville, CA.

Once I arrive, the rain stops. To get to the labyrinth, I will have to walk across the grass field or take the long path around. I opt to slog through the soggy grass and take the direct route.

This is the very first in a series of Full Moon Labyrinth Walks. I don’t know how many, or if any, people will show up.

Before I walk the labyrinth, I clear the fallen branches that are strewn on the labyrinth. I imagine they could make someone (or me) twist their ankle.

The labyrinth is a metaphor for our lives.

As I was clearing the branches, that thought enters my awareness. Why am I clearing the branches? Is it because I want to make everything tidy? Is it because I want everyone to have a good experience when they show up? Am I in the role as the caretaker of everyone? What if I am spoiling the experience for someone else who would enjoy picking up a branch for themself?

I toss the collected branches to the side where they will not be a tripping hazard.

The rain starts again but it is a light drizzle. I open my bright pink umbrella and walk the labyrinth with an eye toward the parking lot. I am looking for the people who said they would come.

At 4:15 I know that no one is going to show up and I record a video.

To register for the next walk on February 17, click HERE.

If you would like to download a PDF with 2019 dates, click HERE. The locations will rotate throughout the San Francisco Bay Area so let’s keep in touch!