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Sunday, January 1, 2012


ah! The year is HERE! We are living in it! How we've waited for this year--for so long!

Mysteries and wonderments abound.  Example:  In Chicago, we had arranged a location permit (with a fee) to shoot in Lincoln Park.  Though so many 1912 photos existed, we studied the google maps and could not find a single location that replicated them.  The hotel was no longer there, nor were the same bridges, benches, and so forth. So, we chose to shoot around the statue of Abraham Lincoln. It was sort of a "wild card"--we knew He must have passed by the statue and perhaps even thought highly of Lincoln. . . .

In Earl Redmond's new book, 'Abdu'l-Baha in their Midst, there are a number of stories and details I haven't read in other places. So, picture my astonishment when I read this sentence, describing what 'Abdu'l-Baha did after giving children an envelope full of rose petals and taking a photograph: "He then asked for time alone and walked over to a statue of Abraham Lincoln, at which He gazed for a while."

Incredible! Imagine my further surprise when the very next day a friend sent a PowerPoint with this photo in it:

'Abdu'l-Baha (left) with statue of Lincoln in Lincoln Park

Now we just need to track down the original!  I don't think it's at the Wilmette National Archives. . . .

What a year it will be, 2012! 

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