By Alin K. Gregorian
BOSTON — An unseasonably gusty and rainy day did not dampen spirits at Armenian Heritage Park on Saturday, May 7. On that day, two programs took place at the park: a joining in with World Labyrinth Day and later a program to view and mark the reconfiguration of the abstract structure at Armenian Heritage Park.
Labyrinth walking is a form of meditation. On May 7, every year, at 1 p.m., the “World Labyrinth Day Walk as One at 1” takes place, in which participants, walking a labyrinth, are asked to meditate on peace and harmony. Globally, people in 23 countries take part in the walks every year.
The program was sponsored by the Friends of Armenian Heritage Park in collaboration with the Labyrinth Guild of New England. Chiara Megighian Zenati was the facilitator, pacing the walkers and explaining to them what the day’s event symbolized.
The second part of the program was dedicated to the reconfiguration of the dodecahedron, the abstract sculpture at the park. Architect Don Tellalian, the designer of the sculpture, has laid out plans for 25 different arrangements, after which the cycle will start again.