“I adjure Thee by Thy might, O my God! Let no harm beset me in times of tests, and in moments of heedlessness guide my steps aright through Thine inspiration.”
shirin (beijing, china) left: Blessed: that is the overwhelming feeling I am having during this time of year. Stripped of food, & fighting material desires & negative thoughts, I often find myself counting my blessings. & when the time arrives to eat food, I can’t help but count that blessing too!
My husband was my muse for both photos; his ruffled feathers in the early morning are especially charming.
golriz (nashville, u.s.a.) right: The fast this year falls between five months of intense travels and a wedding. My wedding! Suffice to say, this season has provided the perfect opportunity to find pause amidst the haste. And though I still rally against opening my eyes that early in the day, those minutes gift me with a rare stillness and calm that I now realize I had been desperately craving.