nineteen days

day seventeen

Posted in day seventeen, the fast - 2008 by leila on March 19, 2008

O My beloved friends! You are the bearers of the name of God in this Day. You have been chosen as the repositories of His mystery. It behoves each one of you to manifest the attributes of God, and to exemplify by your deeds and words the signs of His righteousness, His power and glory. The very members of your body must bear witness to the loftiness of your purpose, the integrity of your life, the reality of your faith, and the exalted character of your devotion … Ponder the words of Jesus addressed to His disciples, as He sent them forth to propagate the Cause of God. In words such as these, He bade them arise and fulfil their mission: ‘Ye are even as the fire which in the darkness of the night has been kindled upon the mountain-top. Let your light shine before the eyes of men. Such must be the purity of your character and the degree of your renunciation, that the people of the earth may through you recognise and be drawn closer to the heavenly Father who is the Source of purity and grace. For none has seen the Father who is in heaven. You who are His spiritual children must by your deeds exemplify His virtues, and witness to His glory’.”

the Báb

amy: brookie loves to eat these little flowers from this plant beautiful red-leafed plant we have. we had to move the pot to an out of reach spot so that she wouldn’t destroy it. These little Indian boxes remind me of my most beloved shirin and her illuminati series.

leila: my books are the first thing that i arrange in any space i inhabit. they are more important to me than all other material possessions. in the dining room of my parents’ home hangs an unfinished painting, in inmitation of an early Georgia O’Keefe, that i began several years ago as a gift to my mother. i think she hopes that during this visit i will finish it.

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  1. Sarah said, on March 19, 2008 at 6:01 am

    That quote rocks.

    Leila, the same is true for me.

  2. leila said, on March 19, 2008 at 11:02 am

    sarah: i just love the full quote SO MUCH. but to post it in its entirety might have been a bit … overwhelming. and i just get so much pleasure out of my books … but in this quadtych i kind of wish i had made it monochrome. or muted. because in this composition it’s almost as though IT’S SHOUTING.

  3. Elizabeth said, on March 19, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    I love today’s quote. And your evening pictures. (You’re quite the artist Leila!)

  4. namo said, on March 19, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    amy, nice macros!! when’d you go get so good?!
    both your efforts are well appreciated… this site is great!

  5. shirin said, on March 19, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    such a powerful quote…& such a lovely painting….& SUCH a lovely sister in law 🙂 thanks my love, so sweet of you…those boxes remind me of YOU now.

  6. danica said, on March 20, 2008 at 2:41 am

    what a wonderful idea this is, to document thoughts and images during your fast. thank you for sharing it!

  7. amysahba said, on March 20, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Elizabeth – leila is amazing, isn’t she??
    name – oh, i got good while you were pulling my hair. looooove you.
    shirin – am i you favorite sister in law? huh? huh?
    danica – thank you for stopping by! we’ve loved doing this!

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