nineteen days

day seven

Posted in day seven, the fast - 2014 by leila on March 8, 2014

Thou hast endowed every hour of these days with a special virtue, inscrutable to all except Thee, Whose knowledge embraceth all created things.”

Baháu’lláh

Dost thou reckon thyself only a puny form

When within thee the universe is folded?”

the Imam Ali, quoted by Baháu’lláh

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nazanin mondschein/left (east london, uk): Feeling hyper-aware this fast so as to not miss out on catching glimpses of the spiritual mysteries that are to be gleaned from this special time.

makini boothe/right (maputo, mozambique): The fasting period is my faaaavorite time of the year! It is at this time when I reflect, reconnect, recuperate and try to build routines into my life that will sustain me during the upcoming year. I am currently trying to s.l.o.w. d.o.w.n., learning to appreciate moments and attempting to cultivate a sense of both calm and stillness though every experience. Perhaps to do this is to accept that 5:47am may feel differently than 6:13pm. That all the hours, minutes, and seconds that make up the day are like all the laughter, confusion, and joy that make up a person.

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  1. Shirin said, on March 9, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Beautiful, both of you! Nazanin, I love the air of mystery in your two shots! Reminds me of the secret garden…

  2. Nazanin said, on March 9, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Thank you Shirin! Mystery has been my fasting theme, apparently 🙂

  3. Druzelle Cederquist said, on March 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Yes, I can resonate with slowing down. I was just practicing that as I said a prayer, pausing to take a breath after each line, to immerse myself in the prayer and take it all in. Makini, I especially enjoy your comparison of segments of time to our changeable human feelings. Thanks to both photographers for your meditative photos.

    • Makini said, on March 9, 2014 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Druzelle. I love how the Fast is all about embracing process. Happy Fasting!

  4. layli said, on March 11, 2014 at 1:35 am

    i so love this post. both photographers contributions, and makini, your reflections are so so so so amazing, it was really something i appreciated hearing during this time. thank you both! xo


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