Naw Ruz marks the end of the Fast and the beginning of a new year in the Baha’i calendar. Naw-Ruz is a celebration of a “spiritual springtime” that symbolizes both individual renewal and mankind’s revitalization.
“These are the darkest hours before the break of day. Peace, as promised, will come at night’s end. Press on to meet the dawn.”
Ali writes that “Deep sorrow and pain prevail when we look at what so many are going through, yet it must serve to galvanize the efforts that must continue to emerge, with added strength and unyielding faith, which will eventually transform our world, our communities, our reality. We must ‘press on’.”
Ali Youssefi is a musician whose songs move the heart. You may be familiar with his global musical initiatives “Unite” or his song “Waves”.
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.