Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Thankfully I have superior friends and neighbors with as yet untapped comedic-cum-MacGyver skills... in a "what can you do with tea lights and a butter-knife" kind of way....
Some of my colleagues and I from the Department of Pilgrimage at the Baha'i World Centre. Melissa Tansik, Christine Luis, and yours truly - respectively.
This photo was taken at the Pilgrim Reception Centre as our Department prepared to meet the first of the pilgrims from the 2007 season!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
O Son of Spirit!
My claim on thee is great, it cannot be forgotten. My grace to thee is plenteous, it cannot be vieled. My love has made in thee its home, it cannot be concealed. My light is manifest to thee, it cannot be obscured.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
There was a celebration of some kind, and the different local schools had "battling" marching bands - truly an amazing scene! The central meeting point was in the square in front of the Al-Jazzar Mosque.
"O Son of Being!
Busy not thyself with this world, for with fire We test the gold, and with gold We test Our servants."
Monday, January 14, 2008
Yes, my friends and I are a resourceful lot!
We had veggie and meat kabobs - and for my Persians... there was even some "jeegar" to be had.
This picture is of your's truly in the ancient fortress of Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea. This fortress marks the last Jewish stronghold against the invading Roman forces.
Modern Israelis and archaeologists have been able to restore much of the site - including the still intact frescoes you see behind me.