It is related that one day they came upon Majnun sifting the dust, and his tears flowing down. They said, "What doest thou?" He said, "I seek for Layli." They cried, "Alas for thee! Layli is of pure spirit, and thou seekest her in the dust!" He said, "I seek her everywhere; haply somewhere I shall find her."
(Baha'u'llah, The Seven Valleys, p. 6)
Friday, 19 June 2009
Comment from a reader
"I've just been enjoying the Layli photos, etc. They are very beautiful. I would love to come on the next one to the caves but whether I (we) make it, time will tell.
I must tell you, though, I was shocked to see the photo of one of the worst seaside weeds of Tasmanian beaches -sea spurge - looking quite beautiful, but offending my sensibilities as a bush restorer. I thought, "I might be useful on these trips - I could have everyone pulling weeds!!"
The photo is in the Tues. 31 March 2009 posting "..subtle colouring of fringe vegetation." Please pull it out! Then again, please yourself. Perhaps it's a case of "shiny white teeth", the one good quality. But sea spurge is a huge problem on the Tassie coastline, its sap is poisonous and must be kept away from skin, eyes, etc. Pulling should be done with caution.
I love your beautiful site - almost as good as being there, and soul inspiring.
Thanks for your kind words and sorry for the offending photo.
Other readers might like to check the Tasmanian Governments view . It certainlyis an offensive invader.
The photo in question is, we think, this one:which appeared in the blog entry relating to our trip to the Waterhouse Reserve
We have decided not to remove the photo but to leave it as a "Know your Enemy" public service in the hope that others will not make the same mistake we did. If you do see some of this weed be careful - it is toxic. Please read the Tasmanian Government's information above to determine the appropriate action. We have of course amended the blog entry to reflect our new knowledge of the status of this plant.
Baha'u'llah, of course, had the answer to this problem:
"We send forth the tempestuous gales of Our decree, tear it up by its roots, and lay it prostrate upon the face of the earth."