A unique look at the beauty and bounty of the harvest;
The sharp and sudden call of crows, and the lonesome silence that follows;
A calm solitude filled with wonder and whispers;
The pleasure of finding your way after numerous dead ends and wrong turns.
Of course, if the corn maze is a busy, crowded one, then the experience is more likely to be one of screams and laughter and chaos and racing. If a corn maze is filled with people and festive signs and decorations, it's certainly a fun fall outing!
But for those times when the people are few and the hushed autumn air hovers over the field, the experience is a melancholy delight. There's just something about this season with its combination of harvest joys and winter forebodings... It seems to be a thoughtful time of year when some things must be gathered in and others must be let go.
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven....
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted....
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away."
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1,2b,6 ~
I do so enjoy a walk through the corn maze with friends and/or family! This year my mom, sister, and I went at a quieter time when there were only a handful of people in the maze, and I enjoyed taking a few pictures of the scenery. =)
One more thing: In case you were wondering, we tested out a probably well-known (?) theory I've tested before, and we met with success (as I did another time). *Potential Experience Spoiler* Just keep your left hand going along the left "wall" of the maze, and you won't have to worry about getting lost! Of course, you'll go through plenty of dead ends since you'll be following the inner perimeter of the maze, but you won't visit the same dead ends over and over again. I guess it all depends on whether you want to take the reliable scenic route or experience the fun of being lost! *End of Potential Spoiler*
So, do you like walking through a corn maze? What other autumn activities do you enjoy?