nineteen days

day two

Posted in day two, the fast - 2008 by amysahba on March 4, 2008

“Sorrow not if, in these days and on this earthly plane, things contrary to your wishes have been ordained and manifested by God, for days of blissful joy, of heavenly delight, are assuredly in store for you. Worlds, holy and spiritually glorious, will be unveiled to your eyes. You are destined by Him, in this world and hereafter, to partake of their benefits, to share in their joys, and to obtain a portion of their sustaining grace. To each and every one of them you will, no doubt, attain.”


amy: it is such a blessing to spend a couple of days of the fast with family, waking up together, sharing breakfast and prayers. i am so grateful they are so close.

leila: today i didn’t zonk out, i did get sunburned, and i didn’t find it easy to read certain texts for university. i thought about development and human rights a lot in the context of the inherent nobility and spirituality of human beings, trying to get my ideas into some sort of coherence. on a pictorial note, my dusk horses kind of remind me of “die grossen blauen pferde” (by Franz Marc), but then this also caught my eye. i don’t know why i ended up choosing two photos where the viewer is looking down.


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  1. Leili said, on March 4, 2008 at 5:05 am

    Dear lovely ladies, this collaboration, idea, sentiment–and of course the light–are all wonderful. Amy, so sorry we weren’t able to get together in the flesh this evening, and Leila – thinking of you from afar.

  2. Sarah said, on March 4, 2008 at 5:23 am


  3. layli said, on March 4, 2008 at 5:47 am

    i love that quote by Baha’u’llah, as it is one of my ultimate favorites. thank you for sharing this beauty!

  4. Amy said, on March 4, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    My lovely, so wonderful to see you last night. Am checking this everyday….oceans of love!

  5. Marcia said, on March 4, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Very beautiful, and coincidentally, I’m currently ‘not finding it easy’ to study for my midterm exam on almost the same thing – international ethics and human rights. Perhaps I will enjoy it more if I think about it like that… it’s sad when even this topic becomes rote and stressful. So thank you for the reminder.

  6. shirin sahba said, on March 4, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    ahhh is that a matisse foot?? i love him so…what an adorable image…& i love the turquoise horses…something mysterious about their positioning…thank you darling ladies!

  7. amysahba said, on March 5, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    thank you all for your encouragement and love!
    leili – i am sorry i missed you too. soon again? i think it’s time for you to come and stay with us in new york.
    sarah – aaaw, thanks!
    layli – agreed on the quote. and thanks for stopping by!
    amy – thanks for stopping by virtually here, and in person the other night!
    Marcia – good luck with your studies!
    shirin – yes that’s little matisse’s foot! and aren’t those horses darling??

  8. Ryan Hauck said, on April 9, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    The quote you used in this post is probably my favorite quote of all the Baha’i writings (well…so far. There are so many to choose from!). It is the passage I take comfort in when life is dark and things are going wrong; it is the passage I read at my grandfather’s graveside to remind me he is in a glorious place.

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