The beauty of a skillfully crafted product reflects the beauty of the craftsmanship. The beauty of the craftsmanship alludes to the beauty of the name, which was the root of the craftsmanship. The beauty of the name of the craftsman’s art speaks to the beauty of the craftsman’s traits reflected in that art. The beauty of man’s being, fashioned as he is in the loveliest of forms, indicates the existence of the Maker, while the reality that, along with his extensive powers, entrenched in that finest of forms, he soon declines and dies, demonstrates the existence of the resurrection. As you read these lines on the blog, pause for a moment, and ponder on the transitory nature of our existence. Are we truly racing after things that matter when we know that life’s too short? As I read somewhere, the most effective approach to recalibrate perspective is to conceive of today as your last day and look at the world from a wider perspective. Be a bird.
This is an art installation that I have recently worked on. I’m calling it gleam.
..“Don’t dissolve, but gleam― Rafy Rohaan
with the beauty of what’s in your heart.”
Love these lines gushing with solace! There’s a beautiful kind of calm disposition on complete reliance to divine will.
Should you not gain your wants, my soul, then be not grieved; But hasten to that banquet which your Lord’s bequeathed. And when a thing for which you ask is slow to come, Then know that often through delay are gifts received. Find solace in privation and respect its due, For only by contentment is the heart relieved. And know that when the trials of life have rendered you Despairing of all hope, and of all joy bereaved, Then shake yourself and rouse yourself from heedlessness, And make pure hope a meadow that you never leave. Your Maker’s gifts take subtle …and uncounted forms. How fine the fabric of the world His hands have weaved. The journey done, they came to the water of life, And all the caravan drank deep, their thirst relieved. Far be it from the host to leave them thirsty there, His spring pours forth all generosity received. My Lord, my trust in all Your purposes is strong, That trust is now my shield; I’m safe, and undeceived. All those who hope for grace from You will feel Your rain; Too generous are You to leave my branch unleaved. - Ali bin Muhammed bin Hussein al-Habshi
I recollect reading somewhere that if we need to bring about changes in our lives, the first step would be to change our thoughts about our life.
“Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with, in the afternoon.”Ann Patchett, Truth and Beauty
Trying some product photography with layering effects ! : )
“Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.”― Shannon L. Alder