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)

Who is Layli and why do we seek her?

What is a Seeking Layli Event?

Monday, 11 July 2011

A missed rendevous

We had planned to find Layli at the visitors centre in Mount Barrow forests, but the weather being wintry, only one car set out on the journey.  The forest road did have a sign saying 'Road closed' but it didn't look bad and we could see others ignoring it so we pressed ahead.  But at Foons Hills the snow lay all about - deep and crisp and even.  While other cars had clearly managed to get through ours wasn't really designed for that kind of work and it slithered and slid to a halt.  Couldn't persuade it to get up so we enjoyed playing in the snow, ate our picnic, prayed and headed home.  Sad, because we have good reason to believe that Layli did indeed wait for us at the visitors centre.

Our wheel tracks look OK at the point but further up it wasn't so good.

"This is the Vale of God's unsearchable decree, the snow-white Spot, the Land of unfading splendor."

Snow-white spot?  Perhaps He was thinking of Foon's Hill?

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