We Cannot Foresee

Still sharing photos at Nineteen Months.

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(c) Image June Perkins

“We cannot possibly foresee, standing as we do on the threshold of Bahá’í culture, what forms and characteristics the arts of the future, inspired by this Mighty New Revelation, will have. All we can be sure of is that they will be wonderful; as every Faith has given rise to a culture which flowered in different forms, so too our beloved Faith may be expected to do the same thing. It is premature to try and grasp what they will be at present.”


-From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, December 23, 1942

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Burnish of the Spirit

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“Be swift in the path of holiness, and enter the heaven of communion with Me. Cleanse thy heart with the burnish of the spirit, and hasten to the court of the Most High.” Baha’u’llah

For Irene

On a hill nobody wanted to call home
with a water tank no longer in use
nobody wanted this place.

Then a woman with vision
saw a chance for independence
a space for shelter
and beauty.

She made it her place
installed pathways
and gardens
and transformed that water tank
into a home.

And around it were pathways
and seats
cubbies
sculptures
mosaics and blooms.

A space for dreaming
meditating
composing.

A space to burnish the
spirit.

A place people love
to visit
a blessed and
creative home.

(c) June Perkins

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750 Project – 18 collaborators

Yes, although I blog here rarely, I am a keen photographer still.

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I first heard about 750 through an email invitation through the editor of Nineteen Months.

Intrigued and captivated by the concept forwarded from Nancy Wong, I emailed Nancy to say, yes I would love to contribute.

She requested us to collaborate with her to take photographs of hands with candles and submit them to the 750 project.

The candles held by each person photographed are to represent the memory of the time when the Báb was incarcerated in the city of Maku; he was not given a lamp during the long nights in prison.

From my point of view once saying yes to Nancy, the next step was to find some people who would be happy to provide both hands and light in various forms to be photographed.

A bicentenary planning meeting in my local community of Brisbane provided the perfect opportunity to do some photographs of friends with candles. …

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Nineteen Months

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You can see the latest Nineteen Months contributions HERE

Above is a slide show of my contributions to the site over the last three years. If you visit the site you can read the quotations that were placed with them.

Here are just a few:

“Know ye that the world is like unto a mirage which the thirsty one thinks to be water; its water is a vapor; its mercy a difficulty; its repose hardship and ordeal; leave it to its people and turn unto the Kingdom of your Lord the Merciful.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith

“O banished and faithful friend! Quench the thirst of heedlessness with the sanctified waters of My grace, and chase the gloom of remoteness through the morning-light of My Divine presence.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah

“The sun is the same sun, no matter from what sign it may manifest itself or from…

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Mt Tamborine

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Walking through the green on Mt Tamborine.

We did our first walk at Mt Tamborine – the Curtis Falls in the Joalah section.

There are many more to do.

We will be back.

We did manage to do a couple more things whilst up there, which I will do a post about sometime soon.

Here though are some memories of green.

We didn’t see any lyre birds or glow worms.

I’d love to see those sometime!

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Two Bright Orbs: Shining the Light of Love

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When attending celebrations where unity in diversity is not just in words but in action I feel hope for the future of Australia and the World.

I was so happy that my family were able to experience the inspiring coming together of the diversity of the human family and community into one larger family at the wedding of Shannon and Sarah.

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I was not an official photographer, just a friend, caught up like all of us were, in the connections made between so many cultures and religions that day.

Here is the Sudanese Welcoming Party who called the Bride into her Wedding.

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These are special moments of connection, where two families become one, followed by an image of a lovely lady who said an Islamic prayer for the ceremony.

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Some of the ceremony includes a Baha’i prayer, a song, and some words from the Celebrant.

Shannon’s mother reads a prayer.

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