Friday, November 13, 2009

On a Young Actor in His Prime: Man must walk in many paths

Man must walk in many paths and be subjected to various processes in his evolution upward. Physically he is not born in full stature but passes through consecutive stages of fetus, infant, childhood, youth, maturity and old age. Suppose he had the power to remain young throughout his life. He then would not understand the meaning of old age and could not believe it existed. If he could not realize the condition of old age, he would not know that he was young. He would not know the difference between young and old without experiencing the old.

The Promulgation of Universal Peace, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p.295

The Baha'i Holy Day celebration for the Birth of Baha'u'llah was held over at Tom and Debbie's. I had a great time, and I learned something new about the host. Until today I didn't know that Tom, one of the premiere story-tellers in our community BTW, did some professional acting when he was younger. Ask him about the time they were filming a bank robbery scene outside a bank when the real police arrived. Seeing the pictures of Tom in his old acting portfolio gave me a sense of the passage of time. He hasn't aged a bit, I noted, unlike me. -gw

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