“Absolute Unity excludeth all attributes.”
“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 …”
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.