nineteen days

day eight

Posted in day eight, the fast - 2013 by leila on March 10, 2013

…all songs are from the King, and every melody from Him.


“Verily, I say, fasting is the supreme remedy and the most great healing for the disease of self and passion.”


Anjali_morning smallDawn Ashley Southall smallAnjali_evening smallDusk Ashley Southall small

anjali pala/left (brooklyn, ny, usa): My nights this week have been spent trekking to all corners of the city, accompanying a friend as she plays a series of concerts in New York. This time with her has been a reminder of how marvellous the gift of creation is, and how privileged and powerful we are in our ability to bring yet more beauty into this world. We’ve been out until the wee hours, which has resulted in bleary-eyed mornings and a relentless yearning for caffeine throughout the day, but I wouldn’t trade this week for anything.

ashley southall/right (sandy, bedfordshire, uk): In the words of Florence and the Machine – “it’s always darkest before the dawn”(!). This year something happened in my medical life that rather crushed me. But as with all tests, there is a reason for which I must search. Hopefully within this little piece of coal under pressure is a diamond. It has certainly helped me realise how rich my life is with family and friends and for this I will be eternally grateful. The Fast could not have come at a better time.


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  1. Bobby The Aazami said, on March 10, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Well done guys! Anjali, love the Bokeh in your dusk shot. Ashley, much love to you, brother. Love the darkness you’ve evoked in your dawn.

  2. Fiona said, on March 10, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Anjali, I am always a sucker for bokeh. And Ashley, your technique switched on lights in my head, and the symbolism is magnificent. Wonderful contribution from you both.

  3. Mary said, on March 10, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Up an hour too early due to the time change and a misunderstanding with my “smart” phone — and so grateful to find Day 8 in my inbox. Thank you, Anjali and Ashely, for your inspiring words and photos. Especially love your dawn shot, Ashley.

  4. Kalinz said, on March 10, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Ashley that’s the BEST FAMILY PHOTO EVER!!

  5. mona.mossayeb said, on March 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

    anjali – you slay me.

  6. ashley said, on March 10, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks, guys! All credit for the dusk shot idea goes to Carmel (my wife).

  7. amysahba said, on March 10, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    sweetness all around.
    Jelly – i miss that NYC bokeh.

  8. Anjali said, on March 11, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for all the sweet comments, everyone!

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