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‘every morn and eve’ is a photoblog founded by an old friend of mine from my university days at Queen Mary, University of London (2000-2003).

Now in New York, Amy Sahba is a journalist for CNN and founded this blog with her friend Leila.

Not only am I drawing your attention to it because it is a great idea, with beautiful photos by two very talented photographers……I’m also doing so because for the last few weeks she has asked a few of her friends’ to be ‘guest photographers.’

This week I am the guest photographer.
Day 7-morn

Here is the project in her own words:

every morn and eve is a collaborative project between friends and fellow bloggers amy and leila.

We are both members of the Bahá’í Faith—a world religion that has as its fundamental purpose the unification of all the peoples of the world. You can learn more about the Bahá’í Faith here.

As Bahá’ís we are enjoined to pray and meditate every morning and evening.

Recite ye the verses of God every morn and eventide…

Pride not yourselves on much reading of the verses or on a multitude of pious acts by night and day; for were a man to read a single verse with joy and radiance it would be better for him than to read with lassitude all the Holy Books of God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.

Read ye the sacred verses in such measure that ye be not overcome by languor and despondency. Lay not upon your souls that which will weary them and weigh them down, but rather what will lighten and uplift them, so that they may soar on the wings of the Divine verses towards the Dawning-place of His manifest signs; this will draw you nearer to God, did ye but comprehend.

Bahá’u’lláh

Inspired by beautiful collaborative photography projects like 3191 as well as our experience in documenting our fasting dawns and dusks with nineteen days, we decided to share with each other and all of you moments of our meditative mornings and evenings for each day of the year.

Whether before or after breakfast or before or after dinner, twice a day we will be sitting down to pray, reflect, and spend time nourishing our souls.

One of us will include an inspirational passage from the Bahá’í Sacred Writings in our daily postings, which will come from a text that has been the subject of the day’s reflections.

Amy lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her photos are on the left.

Leila lives in Seattle, WA. She is in Sydney, Australia, at the moment, but will return to the Pacific Northwest shortly. Her photos are on the right.

The top row of photos is always mornings; underneath them are our evening photos.

Without much further ado, here is the blog.

My pics are the right column ones, 2nd-8th Feb.

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