I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar
With angels blest; but even from angelhood
I must pass on: all except God doth perish.
When I have sacrificed my angel-soul,
I shall become what no mind e’er conceived.
Oh, let me not exist! for Non-existence
Proclaims in organ tones, To Him we shall return.
— Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi,
Translated by Reynold A. Nicholson
Original Persian script:
از جمادی مُردم و نامی شدم
وز نما مُردم بحیوان سرزدم
مُردم از حیوانی و آدم شدم
پس چه ترسم کی ز مردم کم شدم
حملهء دیگر بمیرم از بشر
تا برآرم از ملایک بال و پر
وز ملک هم بایدم جستن ز جو
کل شییء هالک الاوجهه
بار دیگر از ملک پران شوم
آنچه اندر وهم ناید آن شوم
پس عدم گردم عدم چو ارغنون
گویدم کانا الیه راجعون
It was a pleasant cloudy afternoon, a nice day for capturing sunset, and I got an idea of using my toy car model of Enzo Ferrari for a photo shoot against this sky background. It gives a feeling of “large” size and that 1:43 toy no longer appears as a toy model. Thanks to Hot Wheels for creating such a high quality replica.
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Here’s the doodle:
Green color depicts the green in Pakistani Flag, while a monument Minar-e-Pakistan [National Tower of Pakistan] replaces the letter “l”. Crescent and star are used to make the top of letter “g”, while some rays of light and stars create an illuminating effect. I shared this logo with my Facebook friends and it was instantly appreciated and loved.
Thanks Google! We love you too!!!