nineteen days

day seventeen

Posted in day seventeen, the fast - 2014 by leila on March 18, 2014

“O God, guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star.  Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful.”


“Gaze ye not down upon the dust, gaze upward at the shining sun, which hath caused every patch of darksome earth to glow with light.”


Shirin Sahba - DawnDawn_Bronwyn Proctor1Shirin Sahba - DuskDusk_Bronwyn Proctor

shirin sahba/left (beijing, china): This Fast, the air is thick with excitement as Spring approaches in our home & along with it the anticipation of new beginnings, adventures & great unknowns. The childhood memories of my mama singing the old tune come back to me daily: “Que sera sera, whatever will be will be!”…

bronwyn proctor/right (vancouver, canada): I’m reflecting a lot on silence and noise this fast. We surround ourselves with noise to the point that we can’t tolerate silence. Another beautiful function of the fast—a reacclimatization to simplicity, stillness, and rich silence.

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  1. Mahfar said, on March 18, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Beautiful images, choice of prayers and personal reflections! I love everything Shirin Sahba, and this one is no exception.

  2. Dianne said, on March 18, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Wow! That second quote from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’! Don’t remember ever reading it – although probably have, without r e a l l y reading it. Lovely! Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Mary said, on March 19, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Love the visual contrasts in these photographs. Bronwyn, your pictures capture the silence so well. Silence is such a balm to my soul, especially in today’s plugged-in world. Thank you both for today’s special treats.

  4. L said, on March 26, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Where are days 18 & 19?

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