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, 1 April 2013
Seeking Layli in a Green Island
"One day of days We repaired unto Our Green Island. Upon Our arrival, We beheld its streams flowing, and its trees luxuriant, and the sunlight playing in their midst." (Baha'u'llah)
Baha'u'llah's Green Island is generally believed to be the Garden of Ridvan in northern Israel which is unfortunately not in Northern Tasmania. As a substitute and in keeping with our recent theme of sticking with the Fingal valley and surrounds we're going to Evercreech Forest Reserve on Sunday 14th April,
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Evercreech certainly has streams flowing, luxuriant trees including the tallest white Gums in the world, and hopefully sunlight through the canopy. It also has shelter if it rains, barbecues, picnic tables and rough but usable toilets. The walk to the waterfall is through one of the best fern groves in Tasmania.
We've been there before even quite recently but some of us would happily go to Evercreech every day. It is a beautiful spot.
Evercreech is easiest to find by heading to Fingal and, about the middle of the town, there is a road heading North clearly signposted to Evercreech and Mathinna. About two thirds of the way to Mathinna there is an equally well signposted road heading right for Evercreech. The last few kilometres are dirt but not bad.
If you're coming from the North there is a shorter, possibly quicker,but rougher and certainly less well signposted road through Upper Blessington to Mathinna.
We'll be meeting there at noon on Sunday 14th April. Bring food and joy.