nineteen days

day thirteen

Posted in the fast - 2010 by leila on March 15, 2010

“Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbour, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, and an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge.”

Bahá’u’lláh

reed (los angeles, u.s.a.) left: This year has seldom lent itself to quiet contemplation. Reflecting on my day for nineteen days offers me a beautiful reminder of a quote from the Hidden Words that once motivated me: “O my servant! The best of men are they that earn a livelihood by their calling and spend upon themselves and upon their kindred for the love of God, the Lord of all worlds.” Hopefully the Fast will enable me to recenter myself towards my calling.

ramez (oxfordshire, u.k.) right: The thing I enjoy most about the fast is the year that follows it. I am looking forward to the feeling of emerging from one year, somewhat cleansed by nineteen days of fasting, and enjoying the fruits life has to offer.

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  1. amysahba said, on March 15, 2010 at 5:49 am

    reed: my mouth is watering… that dinner looks spectacular!
    ramez: utterly lovely. i am particularly fond of your dusk shot…

  2. neysn said, on March 15, 2010 at 8:25 am

    ah. the water ramez. good man.

  3. samimi-extremie said, on March 15, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    thanks reed for making me drool on my laptop.
    beautiful shots, you two.

  4. yas said, on March 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    reed, serious drooling going on here too.
    ramez, i love the stillness of the water in your dusk shot.
    beautiful.

  5. Alison said, on March 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I’m loving your dusk shots! Ramez, was your dusk shot taken in canterbury?

    • ramez said, on March 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

      many thanks Alison! alas it was not taken in Canterbury – I was in Oxfordshire on day 13 so this is Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill

  6. golriz said, on March 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    beautiful sets.
    & one fact:

    drinking out of jars = so much better than not drinking out of jars.

    i love it.

  7. Sarah said, on March 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Oh yes, we are jar drinkers, too.

    Fun set today. Thanks, Reed and Ramez.

  8. Bobby Aazami said, on March 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Long Live the Drinkers of the Jar.
    Nice photos Reed and Ramez.

  9. samimi-extremie said, on March 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    but you aren’t meant to drink out jars with a straw. you don’t get the full experience.

    • Bobby Aazami said, on March 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm

      Agreed. Those are the rules when one drinks out of a Jar. Reed must take his photo over again.

  10. samimi-extremie said, on March 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    *of jars, not out jars. heh. 😉


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