Love Affair with the Mountains

Have you ever felt weak in the knees? Or had butterflies flutter in your tummy? I have! Yes, I’m talking about falling in love, even before you realize it. And no, I’m not talking about your regular love story, this one is a little different than most. It’s an affair of the heart that began unbeknownst to me and consumed me forever – a story of a deeper, emotional connection with the Himalayan mountains that changed something in me forever.

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Friday Travel Pic: Ladakh

Julley from Ladakh!

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An Ode to the Mountains

Every time that I was in the mountains, I have learned so much & felt utterly blessed. I’ve experienced the abundance and it’s overwhelming.

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Some Places Are Like Poems

“गहरी नीली शाम, सर्द बर्फीली हवा,
बारिश की कुछ हलकी बूँदें
कांगडी़ की ज़रा-सी आंच
दूर बादलों से झांकते ऊँचे-ऊँचे पहाड़
कच्चे-पक्के ख्वाब-सा, ज्यादा-ज्यादा सच-सा, एक जहाँ हसीं-सा …”

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Musings in Mountains

Do I always have to have a plan? Who decides this for me?

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Friday Travel Pic, Sanga Choeling Monastery

Serenity!

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Mountain Bliss

A mere look at this picture from a visit to the beloved Himalayan mountains many moons ago, fills my soul with unexplainable peace & innumerable joyful memories, even today.

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People and Places, East Sikkim

An incessant talker Amma, stops by my room, every morning – next to which is her garden. Even at over 80years, she is very active and I see her working in the kitchen, which is opposite to my room, or in her garden which is what I see outside the window of this tiny room that her son and daughter-in-law have rented out to me. Beyond her gardens, the view opens up into a panorama of lush mountains enveloped in mist.

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Friday Travel Pic – Secret Waterfalls

One of the many gorgeous waterfalls of Meghalaya.

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Driving into the Clouds

This tranquil road in North Sikkim leads to Gurudongmar Lake – one of the highest lakes in the world. Sikkim is very special to me for one too many reasons.

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