An early day again. Got up at five to go to sarankot to see sun rise. Most amazing experience. It was all dark I'm the street, all last nights business and loudness quiet down, shops are all shut with deeming light on to claim the existence. The taxi driver is already waiting. Way uphill is in complete dark. There is no souls no houses not even the 8000 metre himalaya at the background is visible. All we can see was within the two spot lights of the car. Two days ago, I would be worried, where is everyone else in the world, but now I am pretty relaxed to just enjoy the dark and quietness. When we finally drove up to the end of the road, we were ready to hike further but only to find the look out only a hundred metres away, after I hired a guide for two hundred rupi. Money well spent I reckon. I then sat in the dark for almost thirty minutes, playing with all my camera devices, phone, camera, another camera.
As the sky turns a little bit red over the border, more visitor turned up. Everyone is snugged in beanies, gloves, scarf, and of course, cameras.
In almost complete dark, the snowy mountain peaks reflect the lights, big shadows wear a silver lining, clearly outlined the shape of the himalaya range. Somehow it is so spectacular and mysterious it seemed so unreal, like a massive picture hanging over so closely.
Gradually, the sun came up. A red dot lightening up the whole world. The peaks show their true form. Human, me become so minor, I felt like I need kneel down and surrender to this extraordinary natural gigantic.
It is the moment, I realize the world is big, much bigger than what I know, what I do, what I like or hate. Isn't it getting over myself? As someone constantly told me. xx