nineteen days

day nine

Posted in day nine, the fast - 2008 by amysahba on March 10, 2008

“How long shall we drift on the wings of passion and vain desire; how long shall we spend our days like barbarians in the depths of ignorance and abomination? God has given us eyes, that we may look about us at the world, and lay hold of whatsoever will further civilization and the arts of living. He has given us ears, that we may hear and profit by the wisdom of scholars and philosophers and arise to promote and practice it. Senses and faculties have been bestowed upon us, to be devoted to the service of the general good; so that we, distinguished above all other forms of life for perceptiveness and reason, should labor at all times and along all lines, whether the occasion be great or small, ordinary or extraordinary, until all mankind are safely gathered into the impregnable stronghold of knowledge.”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá


amy: I cannot adjust to having a weekend in the middle of everyone else’s week. I find myself fidgety, feeling that I must be productive since it’s monday and it is not acceptable to spend all day reading a book, or walking around the neighborhood. I must at the very least do the dishes. and make dinner. and take pictures of my cat, while she sits there resenting my lens.

leila: just as i’m learning the responsibility of creating my own life, without comparison with others, so too do i realize how i love my family. it is absolutely unique, like no one else; and no one else is like my family. simply for this, it is precious.

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  1. golriz said, on March 11, 2008 at 1:22 am

    it amazes me how these photographs taken at separate instances in separate places fit together so beautifully. i feel the heart that went into these images. *sigh*. love you both. x gol

  2. Elizabeth said, on March 11, 2008 at 2:09 am

    I was away for a few days and I really missed checking Nineteen Days! Don’t you guys feel that for the good of your fans you should start a new project: 365 days? (Maybe no dawn photos in that one.)

  3. yas said, on March 11, 2008 at 5:49 am

    just as golriz has said, all these seperate moments fit together so perfectly. beautiful. i love the softness, the hazy feel…and of course brookie looking on! much love.

  4. Amy said, on March 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I check this every morning. I love the photos, the quotes and your comments (both of you). I feel uplifted by them every day. Love Love!

  5. shirin sahba said, on March 11, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    amazing!! it’s like the leaf in Leila’s photo is repeated in Amy’s fabric’s design…& little brooky is looking curious about the possibility of playing with flowers?? yes no maybe?

  6. Rach said, on March 12, 2008 at 2:18 am

    Good evening, Ladies. :o)

    I end my day here every evening for a daily dose of peace and meditation. It is all so wonderful. Thank you.

    Rachael

  7. leila said, on March 17, 2008 at 2:05 am

    golriz: it amazes us, too! it’s just absolutely astounding sometimes. and we both love you. xxoo

    elizabeth: you made me giggle with your suggestion, modified by “maybe no dawn photos in that one”! and, well, we may just surprise you … maybe.

    yas: thank you and thank you!

    amy: thank you for coming every day! amy and i cherish this support.

    shirin: and not only that, but the balance of composition is also perfect! i honestly don’t think that we could come up with a prettier quadtych if we had planned it!

    rach: good evening, dear lady! thank you thank you thank you for this wonderful support and dear words. we are so happy to be participating in this project … as well as to be fasting! thank YOU. xxoo


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