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)
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Distinguishing Land from Sea
"When once the seeker hath ascended unto this station, he will enter the City of Love and Rapture, whereupon the winds of love will blow and the breezes of the spirit will waft. In this station the seeker is so overcome by the ecstasies of yearning and the fragrances of longing that he discerneth not his left from his right, nor doth he distinguish land from sea or desert from mountain." Baha'u'llah
On our last trip we sorted out the business of distinguishing spring from autumn so now it time to settle once and for all this business of land and sea. I can see though that tackling 'desert and mountain' is going to be tough here in Tasmania. Mountains OK but do we have any deserts?
Anyway this time its 'land and sea' and we've picked Badger Head a nice bit of land jutting out into the sea with two excellent beaches on either side. We've been to the beaches before but never checked out the Head itself. Perhaps we've missed Layli by our typical Australian obsession with the beach?
We will be going on Saturday 16th June and meeting at the car park at 12 noon. The directions are pretty simple. From Launceston head down the West Tamar highway (A7) past Exeter and on to Yorktown. Yorktown scarcely exists but just after it you will see Badger Head Road on the left. Take it and follow it right to the end. Avoid other roads especially Bowen's Road. Badger Head Road is dirt but usually in good condition.
Note the Head is within the National Park and therefore there is an entry fee if you haven't got a sticker on your car. The membership sticker covers both the car and as many occupants as are legal. So, if you haven't got a sticker it might be wise to seek a lift (you can post a comment here asking for one).
Hope to see you there at 12 noon on the 16th.