nineteen days

day fifteen

Posted in day fifteen, the fast - 2008 by amysahba on March 17, 2008

“O wayfarer in the path of God! Take thou thy portion of the ocean of His grace, and deprive not thyself of the things that lie hidden in its depths. Be thou of them that have partaken of its treasures. A dewdrop out of this ocean would, if shed upon all that are in the heavens and on the earth, suffice to enrich them with the bounty of God, the Almighty, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. With the hands of renunciation draw forth from its life-giving waters, and sprinkle therewith all created things, that they may be cleansed from all man-made limitations and may approach the mighty seat of God, this hallowed and resplendent Spot.”



amy: today was better, work was a bit quieter, i even managed to sneak in a nap at home this afternoon.

i have really cut down the number of pictures i take every day—and try to be satisfied with picking one from the few i took. today’s evening shot was taken on the subway, headed to queens, through a scratched up glass. i was prompted and prodded by my traveling companions to take out my camera and shoot. i am so glad they insisted because even if the shot is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, i still like it.

leila: i noticed yesterday that the palette of my photos over the fast has been most lamentably lacking in blues and reds. this morning i deliberately sought to rectify that.

in the evening, after a french film with a friend, we drove back home through downtown. sydney is such a beautiful city, and of this town hall i have memories from several years ago of attending an East Timorese benefit, where i heard Kirsty Sword Gusmão speak about the resilience and beauty of her adoptive country.


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  1. limonana said, on March 17, 2008 at 6:26 am

    beautiful shots! they work so well together…& would have thought that scratched glass could look like delicate grass?

  2. Natascha said, on March 17, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Oh those are scratches?! not grass?!

  3. leila said, on March 17, 2008 at 9:33 am

    limonana: uhm … dearest, the top photo is at dawn, and so i believe that it IS grass. amy says that her evening shot is taken through scratched grass. but i have to admit that was my first thought, on skim-reading and seeing the photos, too.

    natascha: does that answer your question?

  4. Emily said, on March 17, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    That was the Timorese benefit concert that we went to, yah? Great times.
    (PS – this is my first ever blog post!)
    (PPS – the daily photo + reflection update is a genius recipe – I’m hooked!)

  5. Elizabeth said, on March 17, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Amy, the evening photo turned out so beautifully! Leila, I love your morning photo–it looks so cheery and wholesome!

  6. limonana said, on March 18, 2008 at 12:06 am

    haha! here i am thinking those scratches look just like grass! i need to eat 😉

  7. amysahba said, on March 18, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Emily – welcome! we are glad to have you around!
    Elizabeth – it turned out ok, considering the moving train 😉 we need to go back to that neighborhood for a shooting session!
    limonana – you make me smile. go eat!

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