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PostSubject: My Good Friday Labyrinth Walk (short short story)   Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:19 pm

My Good Friday Labyrinth Walk

It was noon. I walked into the church building and upstairs to Bradford Lewis Hall.
Knowing about the ‘Rule of Silence’, I tiptoed up the stairs. I entered the hall. The lights
were out. The windows were open but the curtains were closed. A gentle spring breeze
blew. The mixed sounds of birds and far away traffic drifted in through the open
windows. The canvas labyrinth was spread on the floor. A huge wooden cross was laid
flat on the stage. Inside of its right angle were a candle and a crown of thorns. It was so
quiet.

A small table held a cross and spiritual books. I took a book and sat to read for a while. I
read about Holy Week—the events of each day long ago. After reading for a while, it was
time to walk. I approached the labyrinth and took off my shoes. I paused at the opening
and chose a thought to meditate on. I wanted some clarification from God, and from
within, on an issue. Then I entered the labyrinth.

I walked; I put one foot in front of the other; I thought about my issue. When other
thoughts entered, I pushed them from my mind. When I reached the center of the
labyrinth, I stopped and contemplated the crown of thorns beside the cross, and thought
about what had happened so many years ago. Then it was time to turn around and re-trace
my steps back out of the labyrinth.

It was now time to go. I put on my shoes and tiptoed back down the stairs. As I went
about the rest of my day buying marshmallow peeps and worrying about which relatives
were coming to dinner, I smiled. I thanked God that there was a quiet place where I had
spent an hour—being, instead of doing. It was indeed a Good Friday.


------ A Good Friday Walker
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PostSubject: Re: My Good Friday Labyrinth Walk (short short story)   Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:25 pm

I love it! Great use of adjectives. You have a interesting voice, and it comes out in your writing. Keep it coming.
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PostSubject: Re: My Good Friday Labyrinth Walk (short short story)   Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:53 am

A syndicated radio production organization, Salem Radio Networks, in California, was putting together their syndicated Easter night program and asked me if they could use it (they had Googled and found it). The show is "The Moods of Sunday Night". They have put together an hour show and hired voice talent to read mine and another. It will be broadcast locally (Boston) on:
Easter Sunday Night, April 8th @ 9PM to 10PM WEZE 590-AM or at www.weze.com.
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PostSubject: Re: My Good Friday Labyrinth Walk (short short story)   Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:02 pm

It's a beautiful story. I can see why they want to use it.

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PostSubject: Re: My Good Friday Labyrinth Walk (short short story)   Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:00 pm

And, on Easter 2014, they replayed the radio show again with my piece!
Sunday, April 20, WEZE 590AM Boston, at 10:00PM E.T.
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