As celebrations for the Declaration of The Báb begin, I am thinking of all my friends around the world.
I am excited as I continue to work steadily on my new album in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Birth of The Báb next year in November. The songs are beginning to take shape as diverse musicians and singers around the world contribute their talents. As the album evolves, I look forward to sharing more developments with you. (If you are not yet on the mailing list and would like to receive updates about the upcoming album, click here.)
For now I hope you enjoy this video that my son put together a few years ago of photos of the Shrine of The Báb. The piece that accompanies the photographs is titled ‘The Hallowed Beauty’ from the album ‘Fire and Gold’.
Lyrics: O Man Of Two Visions! Close one eye and open the other. Close one to the world and all that is therein, and open the other to the hallowed beauty of the Beloved. -Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Persian #12. Grieve thou not over the troubles and hardships of this nether world, nor be thou glad in times of ease and comfort, for both shall pass away. This present life is even as a swelling wave, or a mirage, or drifting shadows. -‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, pages 177-178.