Sovereignty: Wulai, Taiwan

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Alisa Mappes ©

Up, up, up. Our suspended car, supported by thin cables, climbed from the bottom of a waterfall to the top at mystical Wulai, Taiwan. A few times I looked down, which was a mistake, but mostly I was joyful arriving as sultans of our new little dominion.

“And should the servant ascend to even loftier heights quit this mortal world of dust, and seek to ascend unto the celestial abode, he will then pass from this city into the City of Absolute Nothingness, that is, of dying to self and living in God.” Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries.

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!