Dear Dolly....HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thank you for sharing your heart and soul through your music, arts, talents and contributions to the world of humanity. Sharing the earth in this time with you is an enormous blessing! Your music will always live on through the ages! Thank you for bringing us closer to ourselves, to others and to the Threshold of God. May your birthday, and many more to come, be among the most blessed!
"Music is regarded as a praiseworthy science at the Threshold of the Almighty, so that thou mayest chant verses at large gatherings and congregations in a most wondrous melody and raise such hymns of praise at the Mashriqu’l-Adhkar (Houses of Worship) to enrapture the Concourse on High. By virtue of this, consider how much the art of music is admired and praised. Try, if thou canst, to use spiritual melodies, songs and tunes, and to bring the earthly music into harmony with the celestial melody. Then thou wilt notice what a great influence music hath and what heavenly joy and life it conferreth. Strike up such a melody and tune as to cause the nightingales of divine mysteries to be filled with joy and ecstasy". (From the Sacred Writings of the Baha'i Faith)