nineteen days

day eleven

Posted in day eleven, the fast - 2014 by leila on March 12, 2014

Absolute Unity excludeth all attributes.”

attributed to Alí

“Make ready thy soul that thou mayest be like the light which shineth forth from the loftiest heights on the coast, by means of which guidance may be given to the timid ships amid the darkness of fog …”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

naim_dawnlayli - DAWNnaim_dusklayli - DUSK

na’im samimi-moore/left (beijing, china): My fast this year is marked by the anticipation of a child, accentuating the urgency and necessity of mental, emotional, and spiritual reflection, fortification, and strength. With the blessings from on high, the companionship of family and friends, and a spot on this beautiful blue marble, I often feel too full of love and gratitude to hunger for much else. Except for nachos. I always want nachos.

layli samimi-aazami/right (los angeles, usa): quiet. peace. stillness. laughter. gentleness. longing. missing.

missing so terribly my family—two of whom are going to be giving birth to beautiful baby boys almost exactly on my baby sister’s birthday. how we’re all so far apart, i don’t know … but when quiet, a quiet and slow and still that only the Fast can bring, my heart is open and i can feel them so close, and time and distance doesn’t feel like my curse—rather a blessing to have such a lovely, dynamic, creative, hilarious, devoted, unified family who will be with me always always.

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  1. leili said, on March 13, 2014 at 8:58 am

    So wonderful, guys – you have managed to “be” together, to break Fast together, through your beautiful photos.

  2. nate house said, on March 13, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    May God confirm you all in your journey to Him. Much Bahai love nate

  3. layli said, on March 14, 2014 at 1:40 am

    na’im – i just noticed this: THREEEEEEEEE COFFEES IN THE AM?!?!?! DANG YOU PUT A SISTA TO SHAME!!! @leili you are so right, and so perceptive, i love you. @nate – we love you brother and so thankful you are in our Baha’i family.


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