In the silent serenity of Bahji at dusk, where the only movement and sound is that of the abiding breeze caressing the trees and brushing their leaves, I call to mind the seven Iranian Baha’i leaders entering their third year in prison and dedicate this photo to them.
“Thou seest, O my Lord, how Thy servants have left their homes in their longing to meet Thee, and how they have been hindered by the ungodly from looking upon Thy face, and from circumambulating the sanctuary of Thy grandeur. Pour out Thy steadfastness and send down Thy calm upon them, O my Lord! Thou art, in truth, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Compassionate. “Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u'llah