By about mid October, the various maze fields open up to the public in this community. The mazes are the result of corn being planted in certain patterns. At harvest, a view from an airplane reveals the theme. One year, one of the mazes was the shape of a bronco rider in a rodeo. Very impressive.
Open at the top
I tend to be claustrophobic. A maze doesn’t affect me that way because I can always look up. An enclosed maze would be a challenge. I am a person who needs to know there is a way out. Mazes really are cool, even more cool are the designers who plan them and those who care for them. There is a way out, just keep turning the corner.
Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner. (Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World, Scroll III.)
My success, my future self, my ideal life, is just around the corner. I can feel it, I can visualize it clearly with all 5 senses, but I cannot actually see it, I have to forge on, take every corner, follow every bend in the road. What I do not know, is how close it is. What I do know –
What if it takes me a while? What if I become tired? One thing is certain –
… when I have arrived at the finish, my future self, my success.
is like a maze. With persistence the end of the maze, the clearing, can be found.
Trust the process.
It is just around the next corner…
I always keep my promises!