“Thou hast endowed every hour of these days with a special virtue, inscrutable to all except Thee, Whose knowledge embraceth all created things.”
“Dost thou reckon thyself only a puny form
When within thee the universe is folded?”
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.