For today — براى امروز — my reminder to take things one day at a time.
Detail of Nikah—Islamic Marriage Certificate—with English, Urdu and Arabic calligraphy and watercolor border by S. J. Thomas.
I did this Shanti butterfly design for a client this week. शान्ति Shanti (Peace) in Sanskrit. The calligraphic style lends itself well to the added curves of the butterfly wing at the left. More of my work at www.palmstone.com.
Meh مهر in stylized Persian (Farsi) calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas for today’s holiday, the ancient Iranian festival of مهرگان Mehregan in honor of Mehr—also known as Mitra or Mithra—is the ancient Indo-Iranian divinity of covenant and oath, all-seeing protector of truth, guardian of cattle and of the waters, but above all Mehr is the sun, mediator between God and humans, bearer of light. The word mehr has come to mean: love, affection, kindness, friendship, mercy, sympathy, knowledge and prosperity.
Where there is pain
Let there be grace
Where there is suffering
For those afraid
Help them be brave
Where there is misery
And surely we can change
Surely we can change
(David Crowder Band)
Peace • Shalom • Salaam • سلام • שָׁלוֹם • peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, wellness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility. May it be so. Hebrew and Arabic calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas