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)
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Seeking Layli Like Fishes
"Ye are all as fishes, moving in the waters of the sea, veiling yourselves therefrom, and yet asking what it is on which ye depend." (Baha'u'llah)
Some of us will surely act like fishes on our next trip, moving in the waters of the sea. We're going to take advantage of that period of Tasmanian weather which is called summer and go for a walk and a swim on Bell Buoy Beach.
Most of the references you will find on the web to Bell Buoy Beach refer to the new real estate development in its hinterland but you that doesn't really intrude on the beach which is usually sparsely populated if at all. You'll find a description of the beach itself at
and some video footage of some people at the beach here.
It is hard to say if any of these people are Layli - its shot from too far away to be certain.
We meet at noon, Saturday the 11th of February at the beach car park. The directions are simple. Go to Georgetown, keep going towards Low Head and somewhere between the two you will see a well signposted road on the right for Bell Buoy beach (its also signposted to an aerodrome). Just follow the signs until the road stops and there is some parking there. Then its a couple of hundred metres walk down to the beach.
Bring food, love, swimming gear and any water toys you may have. If you prefer to walk, the beaches curve round for miles around that bit of coast. There will of course be devotions and friendship.
See you there.