every morn and eve

about every morn and eve

every morn and eve is a collaborative project between friends and fellow bloggers amy and leila.

We are both members of the Bahá’í Faith—a world religion that has as its fundamental purpose the unification of all the peoples of the world. You can learn more about the Bahá’í Faith here.

As Bahá’ís we are enjoined to pray and meditate every morning and evening.

Recite ye the verses of God every morn and eventide…

Pride not yourselves on much reading of the verses or on a multitude of pious acts by night and day; for were a man to read a single verse with joy and radiance it would be better for him than to read with lassitude all the Holy Books of God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.

Read ye the sacred verses in such measure that ye be not overcome by languor and despondency. Lay not upon your souls that which will weary them and weigh them down, but rather what will lighten and uplift them, so that they may soar on the wings of the Divine verses towards the Dawning-place of His manifest signs; this will draw you nearer to God, did ye but comprehend.


Inspired by beautiful collaborative photography projects like 3191 as well as our experience in documenting our fasting dawns and dusks with nineteen days, we decided to share with each other and all of you moments of our meditative mornings and evenings for each day of the year.

Whether before or after breakfast or before or after dinner, twice a day we will be sitting down to pray, reflect, and spend time nourishing our souls.

One of us will include an inspirational passage from the Bahá’í Sacred Writings in our daily postings, which will come from a text that has been the subject of the day’s reflections.

Amy lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her photos are on the left.

Leila lives in Seattle, WA. She is in Sydney, Australia, at the moment, but will return to the Pacific Northwest shortly. Her photos are on the right.

The top row of photos is always mornings; underneath them are our evening photos.

We are so glad to have you here, and we’d love to hear from you!


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  1. Kara Johnson said, on March 23, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Leila and Amy, I am thrilled that you are continuing your morn and eve photos – I truly enjoyed your “nineteen days” photos. Amy, I enjoy seeing your photos of NYC as I will be moving there in the fall…and have no idea what to expect!

  2. Vicky Hsu said, on April 12, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Allah’u’Abha! Dear friends:

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful website, your creative photos are especially artistic and adorable.

  3. hemarli said, on April 25, 2008 at 4:45 am

    documentation of practices ,disciplin in everyday action i love the idea the two of you have endorsed thinking of you marli saw this via flickr experimentation pool

  4. Thomas said, on October 5, 2008 at 8:43 am

    I love this website. Thanks for sharing, great photos! I really enjoy this place! tr

  5. anotherworldcitizen said, on January 2, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    My google reader recommended this site and I am so glad it did! I now subscribe and it is a beautiful find.

    • amysahba said, on January 5, 2009 at 6:43 pm

      thank you so much for commenting – glad you found us!

  6. urkulluni said, on February 10, 2009 at 6:16 am

    beautiful. i love your layout

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