Questions: Taipei, Taiwan

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Alisa Mappes ©

For me, the “former times” questions begin with the factual “when”, “where”, “who”, and “what.” Though they’re necessary in life, it’s the openness of “why” and “how” that provide a basis for an endless flow of inquiry.

“In the Bayán it had been forbidden you to ask Us questions. The Lord hath now relieved you of this prohibition, that ye may be free to ask what you need to ask, but not such idle questions as those on which the men of former times were wont to dwell.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh, Kitab-i-Aqdas

Alisa lives in Taiwan with her husband Joe. She considers herself extremely lucky to teach children of diverse backgrounds in a European bilingual school in Taipei. When she’s not running after a tiny tot, she’s snapping away on her Canon Rebel and thinking about the needs of an ever advancing society!


  1. Moselle

    17 December, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Beautiful photo, Alisa.

  2. Ata

    27 December, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Silky :)