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Ryan Brenner made a Labyrinth as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Ryan says:

My part was to lead the building of it, but there’s a part of everyone who worked on it in the paths of the labyrinth. Some people brought stones from their yards, the beach, or travels and placed them there in memory of someone or with intentions and prayers. . . .

Now as more people return to walk the labyrinth, they bring stones to add or use other ways to make it their own special place,” Brenner said.

The Hanover version is 55 feet across, with a 2-foot-wide path. The stones, which were delivered in piles or one at a time, are laid in a roping pattern of eight concentric circuits. There are two entrances, one leading to a 20-foot-long path that goes directly to the center, the other to a 100-yard-long path that goes all the way around before entering the center and then out.

The labyrinth is hosted by the First Congregational Church in Hanover Ma, where there is something of a labyrinthian tradition.

How can you bring your maker spirit out? Have you or somebody near you made a labyrinth? There are indoor and outdoor versions of this practice, which could lead to some very crafty solutions. Do you have people in your community who are making things that help tune others in to their deeper selves? Who is doing great and valuable Eagle Scout projects in your life? Add your comments below and contribute your photos and videos to the Make Flickr pool.

Chris Connors

Making things is the best way to learn about our world.


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