Knowledge: Bali, Indonesia

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Sarah Johnson ©

A man who once farmed, now carved room numbers, “do not disturb,” and “no smoking inside” out of wood. When another man had no customers in his store that sold paintings, he sat outside and carved a woman’s face out of rock.

“The third Tajallí is concerning arts, crafts and sciences. Knowledge is as wings to man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone. The knowledge of such sciences, however, should be acquired as can profit the peoples of the earth, and not those which begin with words and end with words. Great indeed is the claim of scientists and craftsmen on the peoples of the world. Unto this beareth witness the Mother Book on the day of His return. Happy are those possessed of a hearing ear. In truth, knowledge is a veritable treasure for man, and a source of glory, of bounty, of joy, of exaltation, of cheer and gladness unto him.”

-Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, pp. 51-52 

Sarah’s father was a musician, her mother a physician. She lives on the island of Guam with her husband, son, fantastic community, and her Nikon and takes pictures every chance she can get.