It was time to put the labyrinth to bed, so we gathered at the creek and walked into the labyrinth. At the centre each of my students chose a rock and carried it out with them through the winding path, giving us a very good sense of completion in a gentle ritual. We carried all the remaining stones to the metal cages for transportation back to Carlson building materials.
Finally we walked the remains of the pathway. Although the stones were gone there was a strong impression of the labyrinth made by the repeated steps of people who had used it, and the impression of the stones on the grass.
The path has dried out, while the stones protected the grass around them leaving an echo of the pathway.