Walking the Labyrinth

Labyrinth. We use the word synonomously with ‘maze’. Other thesaurus suggestions include: tangle, complication, jungle, puzzle and web. Curiously, we’ve imbued this inherently simple path with confusion, dilemma and deception. Walking the Edinburgh University Labyrinth this week, I wondered if this was a reflection of the human condition – to add challenge, struggle and obstacles to make any achievement feel deserved. Despite the apparent chaos from the outside, a labyrinth has only one, non-branching path leading to and from the centre. There are no wrong turns, no dead-ends and no mistakes. The journey, though simple, was profound. The symbolism continuing [...]