Bigger on the inside

Fans of the tardis already know that it is bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside; but it’s not the only thing that is built that way.

Life. Way more gets packed into it than anyone would believe.

Labyrinths. Compacted pathways that cover miles (or portions of them) while taking up a corner of a garden, a segment of a transept; it always seems to take forever to reach the centre, but the journey is easy; straightforward in a roundabout way.

Mirror mazes are the opposite; smaller than they look; tricky and mean.

Retreats. Mine lasted from about eight in the morning, when everyone left, till about three in the afternoon, when they started coming home and woke me from an apparently much-needed nap. Short, but filled with prayer, a pilgrimage, fasting, breaking fast and even a nap thrown in for good measure.

Also, a labyrinth.

It’s bigger on the inside, and it also features the shapes of bow ties (which are cool) and a central star shape. Suitable for religious or secular meditation, may it transport you through space and time and always return, in the end, to the exact present, necessary moment.



About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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1 Response to Bigger on the inside

  1. Ken Ranos says:

    Extra points for the Doctor Who references!

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