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)
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Scott's Lookout in the Meander Forest Reserve is a fairly high place in its own right and feels higher because of the stunning views. So we will be there on Sunday November 3rd. We have been there before of course - more than once.
As usual when we go to Meander Forest reserve we will meet at the picnic place by Huntsman Lake.
To get there you head to Meander township, probably by following the A5 then the C167 from Deloraine. Go straight through Meander and continue until the tarmac runs out. the picnic place is about 100 metres beyond there on the left. Meet there at 12 noon and we can make our plans in more detail over a cup of something hot.
Hope to see you there!
Regular readers will know, we hope, that we don't overemphasise the food aspect of our trips to the bush but perhaps the picnic at Mathinna falls was worth mentioning.
From only ones person's memory there were at least:
- gluten free, vegan cup cakes,
- smoked salmon,
- four different kinds of cheese,
- Russian salad,
- green salad from one participants own garden,
- at least two different loaves of bread,
- smoked oysters,
- boiled eggs,
- home made quiche,
and no doubt lots more I've forgotten.
The cupcakes were pressed into service as birthday cakes as one of our number was born on that day. Of course, the traditional devotional hymn 'Happy Birthday' was sung.
Now is he struck dumb with the beauty of the All-Glorious; again is he wearied out with his own life. How many a mystic tree hath this whirlwind of wonderment snatched by the roots, how many a soul hath it exhausted. For in this Valley the traveler is flung into confusion, albeit, in the eye of him who hath attained, such marvels are esteemed and well beloved. At every moment he beholdeth a wondrous world, a new creation, and goeth from astonishment to astonishment, and is lost in awe at the works of the Lord of Oneness. (Baha'u'llah)