It is official. Monsoon is over!
I was driving home from a meeting at the kids' school this afternoon and looked up and gasped. There they were! Yeayyy - one of the best reasons to live here. There were the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas jutting out through the clouds. There aren't words to adequately capture the sense of complete AWE these peaks inspire.
This is just the most beautiful time of year in Nepal. The monsoon rains have cleared the air. The clouds part a bit, and for a few months we can see the Himalayas surrounding the Kathmandu Valley. It makes me smile and gives me a jolt of joy every time I get a glimpse.
I also think of someone I used to work with who told of a time when he was struggling with his faith. He won an award that allowed him to take an around the world study trip and he used that time to grapple with the issues he was facing. He told me about his visit to Nepal and while on a trek, looking at these amazing mountains, he had a dramatic deep confirmation of his faith in God that has remained unshaken. Was it that sense of awe, or the majesty of these massive mountains that spoke to him of God's character? I can only guess, but they certainly speak to me that way.
*In the interest of full disclosure (and my dear hubby the ethics police chief strolling by the screen as I write) this picture was taken this time last year - not today. I know you'll forgive me.