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)
Saturday, 2 October 2010
promote the comfort
We've had some tough trips over the winter with wild weather in wild places so we are going on 9th October on what should be an easier day. We're going to Mount George - don't panic the "Mount" is stretching a point - its more of a hill.
Please note an unusual time - we'll be meeting at the lookout on the Mount at 2:30 pm. The idea is that, after our customary devotional picnic, some might like to go a few kilometres further to Low Head to see the beach, lighthouse and museum. One of the attractions of Low Head is seeing the penguins coming ashore to their burrows which only happens after dusk.
Our agents in Georgetown assure us that at Mount George "There's a really good view of the whole area from a tower on top and a nice little walk on a track through the bush (dry schlerophyl). There are some historical aspects as well, including the signal mast." They also promise tea, coffee, or maybe soup at their house after the devotionals. All in all it should be an easy and pleasant day.
To get to the lookout, assume you're coming into Georgetown on the highway from Launceston. About a kilometre before the town turn right on to Mount George Road (there should be a sign for the tip there) and after that just look for the signpost.
Hope to see you there. Remember to bring some food to eat or share and at least a tolerance for or preferably a willingness to join in some devotional praise of God.