Fidál, 04 Masá’il (Questions), 178 B.E.
The bad news is that this branch of a rooting Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) plant grew into the crack at the top of a kitchen cabinet. The good news is that it has not ventured inside the cabinet but has reversed course and is now growing out of it.
What this really says, though, is that I need to stop acting on my compulsion to “save” branches that occasionally break off or get pruned off of houseplants by rooting them in jars on windowsills for later transplanting into pots of soil that NO ONE WANTS. Since I know no one wants them, my solution is to just keep them in jars on windowsills even though they weren’t designed to function as improvised greenhouses. You see what happens.
Why do I persist? Well, my mom did it. And her mom did it. And now, I’ve become my parent. Maybe I should pitch this to Progressive’s marketing team as a future Dr. Rick ad?!
Revised the “Categories” on Micro.blog to better align with the direction I want to take the website.
Organized Evernote notes, notebooks, and stacks in support of writing on Ulysses.
Began to sort through the disassociation between Ulysses and Micro.blog such that whenever I attempted to post revisions made to Ulysses drafts as updates to previously published posts on Micro.blog, it would only publish entirely new posts. This started when I opened the account in March and continued until September. Now, it works as it should. But I don’t know how to fix the earlier ones. Maybe I’ll just have to live with it.
Rearranged posts to Micro.blog according to the revised categories.
Still more to do, but this is a GOOD START - yay!
First published in 1923, Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era offers readers a thorough introduction to the Bahá’í Faith written by one of its early adherents. Through studious investigation of the young religion, aided by a close relationship with ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá—the son and successor of Bahá’u’lláh, its Prophet and Founder—Dr. John E. Esslemont gained rare insight into the history and teachings of a religion still in its infant stages.
Since its first publication, Dr. Esslemont’s book, now translated into sixty-seven different languages, remains one of the most enduring and widely used introductory books on the Bahá’í Faith. It is our hope that in making this edition widely available to the general public, the book will continue to provide readers with a comprehensive and inspiring overview of the newest of the world’s independent religions. 1
My sister and brother-in-law recently relocated and chose to donate several books in their library rather than move them. Many of these volumes are not well-known, but due to the topics they cover and the manner in which their authors explore them, they warrant a nod of recognition before being sent on their way. Accordingly, most quotes referenced in the “Quoted” section come from these books. Maybe they will stir (or renew) your interest, too.
- Esslemont, J. E. Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era: An Introduction to the Bahá’í Faith. 1976. 4th Revised Edition, Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1978. 73-112791, https://www.bahai.org/library/other-literature/publications-individual-authors/bahaullah-new-era/1#773046298. [return]