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)
Monday, 7 November 2011
Of mice and men
Gang aft agley, (Robert Burns)
Some of you will be aware that we had a trip to Westmorland Falls planned for November 26th. Unfortunately it seems, on this occasion, God is not willing. The Westmorland falls track is still closed after the floods in January this year. Some reports talk of piles of debris fifty feet high and the awesome power that uprooted and hurled about great numbers of trees.
On the appearance of fearful natural events call ye to mind the might and majesty of your Lord, He Who heareth and seeth all, and say "Dominion is God's, the Lord of the seen and the unseen, the Lord of creation". (Baha'u'llah).
We are still going to the same area, to the Wet Cave Reserve which is only a few kilometres from the Westmorland Track. So those of us who are interested in what a flood can do can pop along and see the impact.
Wet Cave reserve itself is most famous for its caves though serious exploration of them is only for experienced cavers, we will be able to peer in the entrances and wonder what lies beyond. A clue (well actually some photos) can be found at:
It will be gentle with no hard walking and should be a nice picnic.
To get there first get to Mole Creek. Then take Caveside Road (it is to the left off the main St if you have come in from Deloraine). After about six kilometres you come to a T junction. Turn right and after roughly a kilometre you will find the reserve. Note the road turns very sharply left just at the reserve so its hard to miss.
We meet there at 12 noon, Saturday the 26th November. Bring food, joy, and perhaps a torch so we can peer into the caves.