The sky is the most beautiful thing in the entire world, I am so thankful that I get to witness something so amazing. It’s colours more vibrant then you could ever imagine and yet you are staring right at it. It makes me so happy.
"The mountains appalled me with their ‘permanence,’ with that awful and irrefutable rock-ness that seemed to intensify my sense of my own transience. Perhaps this dread of transience explains our greed for the few gobbets of raw experience in modern life, why violence is libidinous, why lust devours us, why soldiers choose not to forget their days of horror: we cling to such extreme moments, in which we seem to die, yet are reborn. In sexual abandon as in danger we are impelled, however briefly, into that vital present in which we do not stand apart from life, we are life, our being fills us; ecstasy with another being, loneliness falls away into eternity. But in other days, such union was attainable through simple awe.”
From The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
[I took the photograph in Nepal in February, 2009]