Quite an amazing range of maternal heritage. This is a genuine rarity. A wonderfully powerful photograph. This is, I believe, one of the major uses for photography which serves best its very invention.
Wise words by Shams-i-Tabrīzī (1185-1248), a Persian Muslim, who is creditedas the spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi, alsoknown as Rumi.
"Nothing should stand between yourself and God. Not imims, priests,rabbis, or any other custodians of moral or religious leadership. Not spiritualmasters, not even your faith. Believe in your values and yourrules, but never lord them over others. If you keep breaking other people’shearts, whatever religious duty you perform is no good. Stayaway from all sorts of idolatry, for they will blur your vision. Let Godand only God be your guide. Learn the Truth, my friend, but be careful notto make a fetish out of your truths."