Thursday, October 16, 2008

Oh, the View!


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.


11 comments:

Sarah said...

Who cares when it was taken. It's beautiful. I was reading the entry before this one as well. I'm new to blogging (I've been following several for 3 or 4 months )- only 1 month in. But have so enjoyed "meeting" so many new, fun and interesting people. The funny thing is sometimes I can't remember how I stumbled across some of the blogs that I now follow. Thanks for becoming a welcoming treat to my week & for the enjoyment and learning I get while here.

Blarney said...

Today, yesterday, last year ... who cares! Very breathtaking & thanks for sharing!

only a movie said...

Spectacular view. I like what you said about inspiring faith. :-) Wonderful blog - your photos are amazing.

Just Call Me Sleep Deprived said...

Great view!

-Meg

Rhea said...

The Himalayas are magnificent! I wish I could look at them daily. What a view.

Glad the monsoon is over.

Simple Answer said...

That is beautiful. Both the pic and the story.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i love those snow capped mountain peaks. so pretty...and i'm so glad that you can finally see them again!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Just incredible!

Scenes like that make me feel very guilty about raising my children in the middle of Texas. No views like that I am afraid.

Bloom where you're planted?

Time to get them travelling!

Em

Nik said...

What a STUNNING photo. That view is amazing!

Anna Lefler said...

Omigosh, what a gorgeous blog! I feel so...so domestic here in California. *sigh* I will live vicariously through you!

Thanks for stopping by during the blogathon. Isn't SITS amazing?

Hope to see you again soon and take care...

:^) Anna

swile67 said...

Incredible pic...I somehow feel closer to God in His creation, especially the mountains!