This story is told by Bahiyyih Randall Winckler about her first glimpse of the Master. Notice the Master standing on the balcony.
“Suddenly it was as if a hand turned my face to the left. I saw a window at the top of a small building behind a wall. In the upper half of the window was the face of Abdu’l-Baha. He was looking at us and yet into some distant place. Without any action on my part, I became close to him. His eyes were radiant, and they spoke of love and wisdom, but there was also a look of patient sadness. He did not speak or move. I looked beyond Him and saw a large circle of soft pink with a white center. The edges of the circle were gray with sparkles of gold. It was very beautiful, and I became aware that it was telling me something about the Master – how wonderful He was – but I did not understand. I did know that His Father, Baha’u’llah, had given Him the title “Master” because He must be respected.
Then I was wrapped in a feeling of love towards the Master that flooded my heart. As suddenly as this happened, it was over. Later, after I thought about this unusual incident, I decided it was a gift from the Master. It was a gift that was beyond measure, one that would remain with me forever. It was a gift in two ways: first, it made me realized that the Master’s great station was beyond comprehension; and second, it taught me that I could be close to Him if I loved Him.” -(My Pilgrimage To Haifa, November 1919 by Bahiyyih Randall Winckler)
I apologize for using a picture of the Master but felt it historically appropriate for this story.