Rose&Nightengale



"The Saki & the Nightingale"


This is one of my favorite images. I wanted to combine the rose and the nightingale with the Saki, the giver of divine wine. Meher Baba is both the Divine Rose and the Divine Saki.

I wanted a photo of an actual nightingale, even though most people would not know the difference if it was just any little bird. I looked a long time before I found just the right photo of a nightingale that fit with this image of Baba sitting with the light coming through the window behind him and shining through the vase of flowers.

The bird perches longingly on the edge of the frame of the picture, reaching in toward the wine giver who raises the glass with such a loving expression, inviting it to come in.






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