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Children of the Corn Maze

In life we follow the road, less traveled or not, and we hope to get to the right destination. We rarely allow ourselves the freedom to get lost.

Children of the Corn Maze Children of the Corn Maze

When they give you the map, you are standing at the entrance flanked by corn stalks 12 feet tall. The decision is to go right or left. What will you do? Will you take the first step?

We didn’t have corn mazes when I was growing up. Or apple picking. If we did have them, I never knew anyone who went. All we had was measly old .

These days, Autumn is a lot of fun for kids. There is a lot more than trick-or-treating and pumpkin patches.

On our first corn maze trip years ago, I was nervous. I studied the map to plan our route.

But kids don’t think. They run. Over the years, I’ve learned to take advice from them.

  • Laugh in .
  • Cry when you want to.
  • Smile before you open your eyes in the morning.
  • Throw away the map.

Corn mazes are most fun when you don’t know which way you're going.

In life we follow the road, less traveled or not, and we hope to get to the right destination. We rarely allow ourselves the freedom to get lost.

Now my kids can have the pleasure of being lost in the corn. Of finding the wrong way and then right way.

is okay. Halloween is all right. But I love love love corn mazes. I think it's from too many books and scary movies with mazes and corn. It is mystical and frightening. Wind through corn stalks makes a buzzing sound.

Why is it that at harvest time, we think back on all we have lost? Spirits and ghosts and whispering things.

Maybe being afraid is an excuse to be shut in all winter. Maybe because it's fun to be scared and a little lost.

Ever do something really scary? Here's a scary thought: Find a corn maze and trust your kids enough to guide you.

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