A film I got to help make with a co-worker, prequel to another trick shot video shot in more modern times.
The long lost prequel to the much loved ‘Don’t Miss Out’. We found footage from “1912” encouraging contributions to the newly launched effort to build the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, IL.
Excited for a movie my co-worker/friend and I just made, the sequel..or prequel(?) to this one. It’s a trick shot movie as well but shot as if it were a silent film. Will be released soon. If you haven’t seen this one it’s only a minute long and good for a laff.
That awkward moment when you’re a guy and you realize you’re saying the Baha’i prayer for pregnant women and don’t know whether to stop or keep going- “I dedicate that which is in my womb…”
We got my daughter a fish (christened David Caramel) yesterday on the Baha’i Holy Day, so that’s two pets total including Pascal the hamster.
After leaving the pet store she turned to me and said, Don’t worry, daddy. I’ll still love you and mommy just as much as I love Pascal and David.
That’s good to know we’ll still have a job.
The Baha’i House of Worship tonight…
Great piece in Huffington Post by Rainn Wilson about a historic event and figure that’s often overlooked…
He preached the faith founded by his father, Baha’u’llah, in the mid-1800s, rooted in the unity of all religions. At the time there were only a few hundred Bahai’s in the U.S.; today there are 150,000. Day after day, month after month, crowds across America (often in the thousands) flocked to hear him talk. In synagogues he praised Christ. In churches he extolled the teachings of Mohammed. And throughout his travels his company was sought by luminaries like Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Graham Bell and Kahlil Gibran…Throughout his U.S. visit he swept aside the social protocol of segregation by insisting that everywhere he spoke be open to people of all races. Not the biggest crowd pleaser at the time. At the Great Northern Hotel on 57th Street (now the Parker Meridien), the manager vehemently refused to allow any blacks on the property.
“If the people see that one colored person has entered my hotel, no respectable person will ever set foot in it,” he said. So Abdu’l-Baha instead organized a multi-racial feast at the home of one of his followers, with many whites serving blacks — a subversive, even dangerous notion at the time.
How I feel when I start a prayer from memory and then halfway through I forget how it goes and someone hands me a prayer book and everyone waits while I flip through the pages and find my place and I just wish someone would start a fire as a distraction…
Picture by my super talented sis (in-law), Liza. Words by ‘Abdu’l-Baha, son of the Founder of the Baha’i Faith. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have an economic system based on the love of God, on care for others, on justice and equality, on the realization that we are all one.
What would be different if the foundation of economics was the love of God?
Photo courtesy of Liza Mitchell.
Mark Ruffalo, whose father was Baha’i, talks about a hilarious/tragic religious event from his childhood.