Names: Chicago, USA

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Chicago pier at sunset

Sholeh Loehle ©

As I walked down the pier at sunset, strangers nodded at me, children dove off the side, and couples smiled into each other’s eyes.  I wanted to stop each person and ask their story. Instead we just said hello, and kept walking.

“If thou art sailing upon the sea of God’s Names, which are reflected in all things, know thou that He is exalted and sanctified from being known through His creatures, or being described by His servants. Everything thou beholdest hath been called into being through the operation of His Will. How can such a created thing, therefore, be indicative of His essential oneness? God’s existence in itself testifieth to His Own oneness, while every created thing, by its very nature, beareth evidence that it hath been fashioned by God. Such is the proof of consummate wisdom in the estimation of those who sail the ocean of divine Truth.” -The Bab

Sholeh Samadani Munion is founder and co-editor of Nineteen Months and takes photos with a Canon Rebel. As a child, she was a master fort builder and mud pie baker. Now she reads books, cooks, and is an event planner. She lives and works in Chicago, USA with her husband, and blogs at her site, Sliding Thoughts.