True confession: I have a favourite labyrinth. I absolutely love the Touchstone Maze in the forest above Strathpeffer in the Scottish Highlands. An arts project created in the 1990’s, it features standing stones imported from all over Scotland.
Walking up into the woods this morning, we were shocked to see that danger signs had been posted, and it was clear that some major devastation had taken place. Huge trees had been completely uprooted, and even the familiar path was diverted. We later learned that the trees had toppled like dominoes during a mighty storm in January.
I held my breath, scarcely daring to look, but to our amazement the trees had fallen all around the labyrinth without obscuring a single path. The
labyrinth has certainly changed, but it is both safe and walkable.
The miracle? By opening the labyrinth to the light, new flowers are already appearing, including these tiny orchids. The mighty stones have survived the storm, and a new chapter is beginning. My heart is filled with gratitude.