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
veiled by a cloud
Our second attempt to seek Layli on Mount Barrow was only slightly more successful than the first. The forecast was reasonably promising. Showers in the morning but clearing in the early afternoon. And so it proved. Blue skies over Launceston and the surrounding countryside except - the forecast forgot to mention that a cloud would settle over Mount Barrow and remain there all day. Visibility of about 20 metres cuts down the chances of spying a target already elusive. So Layli remains unfound.
Fortunately there are strongly built stone huts at the car park and the summit so we were able to eat and pray in relative comfort and there is an eerie beauty in being inside a cloud. The swirling mist, and ubiquitous white background has its own charm. Truly there is no bad weather - just different kinds of good weather.
Still most of the day was spent looking out through glassless windows.
Build ye for yourselves such houses as the rain and floods can never destroy, which shall protect you from the changes and chances of this life. (Baha'u'llah)
It was fun in a strange way.