Labyrinths are unicursal

Intertidal LabyrinthA labyrinth is a unicursal path – a single path with no forks, no junctions, no crossroads. It’s what makes it a labyrinth and not a maze. A maze is a series of choices, a puzzle to be solved. A labyrinth is a journey, the only choice to be made is walk or don’t walk.

I make them and walk them as a meditation. Here is a photograph of one I made on the beach in Brighton, on the sand exposed during a particularly low tide. An hour or so after it was completed the incoming tide claimed it.

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