|Neville Longbottom (professornev) wrote in somerealityweb,|
@ 2020-03-16 04:48:00
|Entry tags:||active: hugo weasley, active: lizzie mcguire, active: maya lopez, active: neville longbottom|
After finally figuring out a charm I've been trying to get right, I've been able to finish something I've been working on and wanted to let everyone know. I've added a small labyrinth garden on the edge of the new forest, as a sort-of memorial garden, that I think could be helpful to some others too. Everyone is welcome to use it, and nothing planted within the circle will die, so if you'd like to add plants as memorials or dedications, you'll always be able to come back to them.
When, and where, I grew up, loss was something we saw more often than people should. Unfortunately, being here sometimes reminds me of those times. I know how difficult it can be to deal with everything, emotionally, and being outside and surrounded by nature always helped me, so I thought it might be something that could help others too.
Labyrinths are an ancient concept and something that people have used for meditation and healing and grieving for almost as long. Some believe there's a form of magic involved, some think it's just calming, but either way, it seems to help a lot of people. There aren't many rules or guidelines about what to do, other than you shouldn't speak inside. You can walk through to the center and back out over and over until you feel calm, you can walk once and sit in the middle until you feel better, you can do it alone or with other people. It's all up to you. I've also added some magical plants, they have a very slight calming effect if you spend time around them, and are scattered through the path, so they may help too.
I've charmed the plant beds so that nothing planted in them will die, nor grow too large, anything you add will last as long as the garden does. If anyone wants to plant something but needs help, I'm always willing. The grass in the middle will also be fine if stepped on or worn down, so don't worry if you'd like to sit there.
[OOC: please imagine the middle as a small grassy circle instead of the plants and there would be some benches around the outside as well]