WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2012/2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"Labyrinths have long been a symbol of life's journey…" mother in Armenia when she was little," Mace recalls. "This person was quite affected by it." Limited Freedom, Limitless Insight Among their many forays, Musser, Mace, and their colleagues have brought a canvas labyrinth into a women's prison for two- hour workshops. "It has been a very pro- found and humbling experience," Mace says. "I have felt privileged to be able to offer the inmates a place of quiet and reflection that they may not have access to otherwise." During one exercise, the incarcerated women were asked to write down on paper something which no longer served them, walk that paper into the center of the labyrinth, and leave it there. The inmates were also asked to think about what they would need once they were released—courage, a plan of success, or support systems, for example. After each one concluded her labyrinth walk, the group gathered to discuss the experience. "The response from the inmates is so appreciative, and often we're able to witness moments of peace and insights into their own lives," Mace reflects. Another notable labyrinth in the Boston area is the Memorial Labyrinth on the cam- 119 winter 2012/2013 | WellesleyWeston Magazine

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