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4 years ago  ::  Aug 11, 2010 - 3:39PM #1
world citizen
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I know that many who read this forum have traveled and that a good number have made Pilgrimage to Haifa and Akka.  We often don't realize the impact friendships or even just passing acquaintances we make during those travels can have.  With this thought in mind, I'd like to share part of an email I received today from a sabra (native born Israeli) in Haifa who I met a few years ago:


"we will be reciting a special prayer for the prisoners in IRAN. i am  Jewish as you know but we all know that the Iranian government lives in  the dark ages. I hope that our prayers will give the hope and lighten  their way through this time. lets pray together. i will speak to my  rabbi, and we will keep them in our prayers every day. my thought are  with you."


I was very moved by her family's concern for the Baha'is imprisoned in Iran.  Has anyone else kept in touch with people living elsewhere?  Any stories you want to share?

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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4 years ago  ::  Oct 07, 2010 - 12:48PM #2
in_my_opinion
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This soul left behind all friends and most extended family in its movement about this globe. The progeny however have kept up with even childhood friends and have reconnected with long faraway family and its newer generations.


Have made dear friends online, though!


They are as precious as any and loved well, if from afar.


What a bounty the World Wide Web can be! Truly a Worldwide Web.


Many mansions (and a few, dusty parlors to come into and escape!) it is exciting.


Just brush aside the troubling, trawling, trolling, trying, lurking, lying, lain in wait and entrap.


Its not worth the time to stomp spiders and tread the slithering snakes arout.


On its heels it leaves just muck and death to stain a soul's soles.


Shake the dreck from off the dance's feet and walk about.


Bring fresh news to new friends! Shout and tout!

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 14, 2010 - 11:51AM #3
maxmar
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imo,   Well said!

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 14, 2010 - 2:14PM #4
in_my_opinion
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maxmar!


So happy to be seeing you here more often!


 


Of late have missed so many of the Friends.


The Friend alone is sufficient unto us all


and when the Beloved of the Well-Beloved gather, it is a feast and festival beyond compare!


Though the constant companionships of even these peerless few are precious rare


Even one alone is the sweetest fare


For one and one are one with One


Two beneath God's Tree


Are with God


Far more than mere three 

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4 years ago  ::  Oct 14, 2010 - 7:11PM #5
world citizen
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I always felt that you had an inner poet kept well hidden, imo.   Smile

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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4 years ago  ::  Oct 14, 2010 - 10:47PM #6
in_my_opinion
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Oct 14, 2010 -- 7:11PM, world citizen wrote:


I always felt that you had an inner poet kept well hidden, imo.  




Hidden? Well hidden?


 


O, World of God in one of God's Worlds


Citizen and denizen of dozens


Moderate moderator


Cool Mom


of the fractious


Diminisher of frictions


Basher of faction, healer of fraction,


fosterer of attraction,  fielder of affection, freshener of friendships


Befriender and unifier


 


 



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