nineteen days

day fourteen

Posted in the fast - 2009 by amysahba on March 15, 2009

“Wherefore, O ye beloved of God, offer up thanks that ye have, in the day of the dawning, turned your faces unto the Light of the World and beheld its splendours. Ye have received a share of the light of truth, ye have enjoyed a portion of those blessings that endure forever; and therefore, as a returning of thanks for this bounty, rest ye not for a moment, sit ye not silent, carry to men’s ears the glad tidings of the Kingdom, spread far and wide the Word of God”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

day fourteen - dawnday fourteen: dawnday fourteen - duskday fourteen: dusk

amy: i wait for that dawn light eagerly on sunday mornings, standing quietly by the window in the kitchen, camera in hand, leaning againt the window frame, my head tilted sideways, up to the sky. everyone else has crawled back into bed. slippered feet on hard linoleum floors, i wait, surprisingly patient, watching the skies brighten, the brick wall across the shaft progressively light up, waiting for it to creep towards me, to light up the subject of my photo.

anjali: my mind has been occupied with thoughts of growth and renewal today–new projects with limitless potential, the emerging signs of a new season, and the tangible feeling of change. i drink cool spring air in wide gulps and marvel at my friend’s ever-growing belly, filled with delight and reverence for the new life we will soon welcome into this world.

leila:  a cosy day at home for the most part, today; it snowed again this morning.  in seattle!  in march!  then we went out for a walk in the wind and got caught in a hail storm.  it’s raining through the sunlight right now, i wonder whether we’ll have a rainbow before it gets really dark.  insert Four Seasons In One Day metaphor here.

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  1. Yas said, on March 16, 2009 at 10:25 am

    exquisite descriptions and photographs that capture the beauty of both light and life! it makes me feel that spring is nearly here 🙂

  2. amysahba said, on March 16, 2009 at 11:03 am

    yas – it is! it is!

    anjali – i adore your morning shot, such lovely light, beautiful colors!

    leila – i cannot believe it’s still snowing over there! but at least you got blossoms!

  3. leili said, on March 16, 2009 at 11:38 am

    JP: *Beautiful* shot of L. Very JP light. And that carpet – is it the one in the room of ‘Abdu’l-Baha? Great feeling to it.

    Leila – your top photo looks like England to me. And there you go with your blossom magic again.

    Amz – I LOVE both of these. Blue dawn light! Clinking glasses! Your photos resonate with the quotation so beautifully.

  4. elikamahony said, on March 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I was browsing and came upon your lovely site. How well you all write and what lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.
    Warmly,
    Elika

  5. Namo said, on March 17, 2009 at 9:51 am

    this is a great set.

  6. Negeen Sobhani said, on March 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    amy – i love when people aren’t afraid to shoot into darkness. and those oranges go so well with the beautiful pregnant belly.

    anjali – your morning shot is beautifully lit and masterfully composed. and i love the streak of light by the carpet. reminds me of some of your bwc garden shots.

    leila – beautiful blossoms. i like how they carry the lines from wood panels in anjali’s photo.

  7. Rebekah said, on March 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I love how you all captured light in this set of images


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