nineteen days

day ten

Posted in the fast - 2011 by leila on March 11, 2011

“O God! O God! This is a broken-winged bird and his flight is very slow—assist him so that he may fly toward the apex of prosperity and salvation, wing his way with the utmost joy and happiness throughout the illimitable space, raise his melody in Thy Supreme Name in all the regions, exhilarate the ears with this call, and brighten the eyes by beholding the signs of guidance.”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

“All are nourished and quickened into life by the bounty of the same rain; all grow and develop by the heat and light of the one sun; all are refreshed and exhilarated by the same breeze; that they may bring forth varied fruits. This is according to the creative wisdom. If all trees bore the same kind of fruit it would cease to be delicious. In their never ending variety man finds enjoyment instead of monotony.”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

fiona (sydney, australia) left: Nineteen days of limbs reaching in length towards a unified goal of consciousness, as we collaborate our thoughts and prayers as one through these fleeting daily moments. Nineteen days of peeling off our layers and replanting the seeds within the fertile ground of our minds, as to why we are here, why we strive through our waking journeys and where it will align. Nineteen days of delicately sewing our nightly reflections into the soles of our feet, to guide us through to the next awaiting day. From the dewy dawn to the scintillating dusk, the absence of light within the lulled Winter bows gracefully down and allows for Spring to tiptoe through and embrace us all.

I’ve stuck to traditional themes, using the cress to represent new life and growth, and the old Persian necklace as a momento of the reflections for the Bahai’s in Iran.

ramez (bristol, u.k.) right: “O SON OF BEING! With the hands of power I made thee and with the fingers of strength I created thee; and within thee have I placed the essence of My light. Be thou content with it and seek naught else, for My work is perfect and My command is binding. Question it not, nor have a doubt thereof.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh

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  1. Sarah said, on March 12, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Ooh! Love this set!!

  2. Fary said, on March 12, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Amazing!!! both writings and pictures!
    I love both dawn pictures a lot! …and how two of your pictures match but still so different!
    love it 🙂

  3. Bobby Aazami said, on March 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Fiona, great usage of depth of field to get the dew drops on the cress to stand out…and I love your themes. Great writing as well. Ramez, great usage of symmetry and linear perspective. Good stuff guys!

  4. fiona said, on March 13, 2011 at 7:29 am

    thanks, guys! I especially love how Ramez’s dusk reflects my dawn, and the strange thing is that I was umming and ahhing over a black and white image I was going to use for the dawn selection.
    I’m really loving the anticipation of viewing everyone’s photos in the evenings.


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