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, 9 January 2012

Seeking Layli Very Gently

"How often have things been simple and easy of accomplishment, and yet most men have been heedless, and busied themselves with that which wasteth their time!" (Baha'u'llah)

After a short hiatus caused by a certain amount of open heart surgery within the group the Northern Tasmanian searches for Layli  will restart on Sunday 22nd January 2012. Understandably we are ticking off the list a place that we hope will be simple and easy of accomplishment.
We are going to Warrawee Forest reserve.( ) near LaTrobe. It boasts, according to the Website, walking track, picnic tables, barbecues, platypi (is that the plural?), giant fresh lobsters, bettongs, and,of course,  Pimelea curviflora var. graalis, Gynatrix pulchella and Epacris exserta as one would expect.  Surely Layli could not resist such an assemblage of attractions?  We will find her there!

We meet at 12 noon on Sunday (note Sunday not Saturday as heretofore)  22nd January at the car park.  We assume there is a car park.
The route sounds pretty simple.  First find Latrobe (near Devonport on the way to Launceston in case you've just arrived).  Coming off the highway proceed fairly straight down Moriarty St and Bradshaw St. until you hit a big roundabout with Gilbert St on the right. On the left too come to think of it but you want the right turn. After the right turn the third on the left is Hamilton St.  Follow this until it becomes Shale Road and follow that until you find the Reserve.  Hopefully there will be signposts.

Bring, love, a picnic and your brand of devotions or at least the patience to be polite while others try their hands at their own brands.

Hope to see you there!.

Oh and to answer my own question, I let Wikipedia be my freind:

"There is no universally agreed plural of "platypus" in the English language. Scientists generally use "platypuses" or simply "platypus". Colloquially, the term "platypi" is also used for the plural, although this is technically incorrect and a form of pseudo-Latin;[6] the correct Greek plural would be "platypodes". EarlyBritish settlers called it by many names, such as watermoleduckbill, and duckmole.[6] The name "platypus" is often prefixed with the adjective "duck-billed" to form duck-billed platypus, despite there being only one species of platypus.[13]"

Apologies for my pseudo-Latin above. I will use platypodes in future.

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