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The blog of Sholeh Samadani Munion

To write it all down would take years…

This is where I have been for the last week or so: http://news.bahai.org/2008convention

Baha’i World News Service is doing a great job of covering the International Baha’i Convention, and I highly recommend checking out their stories and pictures…it will give you a glimpse into this amazing process.

As it turns out, evenings at the Convention Center tend to be pretty quiet, so I sat down for a moment to take off my heels and write a post.

I’ve seen friends from around the world, I have interacted with and assisted delegates from more places than I can count, I’ve had a smile on my face for nearly a week now and I can’t help but keep smiling! They are all so beautiful, and the atmosphere here is indescribable.

One of my favorite moments was when over 1500 people from around the world circled around the Shrine of Baha’u’llah on the 9th Day of Ridvan. (pictures here) It gave me a better understanding of how global our Faith truly is…the sky was blue and perfect:


the flowers were in bloom:

flowers in bloom at Bahji

and everything was right with the world, in those moments.

Happy Ridvan.


8 thoughts on “To write it all down would take years…

  1. Wow Sholeh! I am so happy you get to be the part of this. Thanks for posting and for the beautiful photos on Flickr. I am totally there is spirit!

  2. “to write it all down would take years”,

    i really like the line in its simplicity. would you hate me muchly if i used it at some point? i have some ideas for it.

  3. 🙂 Glad I could share it with everyone! I’ll be writing more soon…still recovering from a lack of sleep!

    Quddus: mmm I wouldn’t hate you, but it would be nice if you could credit me. 🙂

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