Saturday, February 05, 2011

First Picture: Himalayas from a Plane

That's Mount Everest, right there. It seemed weird that my first view of that giant of mountains was from above.


I've been having the greatest of luck in 2011: may it last. I've flown Delhi-Guwahati a dozen times, and never seen anything near this. Thanks to the pilot who called it out: else I might have been looking down at my book or looking out without fully appreciating the grandeur of what I was seeing.

Now, a quiet evening at home with my mom: something I've imagined for years but never seemed to have got right.

Tomorrow: my niece, who told her mom she wanted us to visit right away. I'm scared she won't recognize me: won't remember the aunt whose arms she so eagerly jumped into two years ago. I'm scared she will be too grand to condescend to notice me. 

6 comments:

aurpera said...

wow! looks breathtaking! Yes, you are lucky!

Indian Home Maker said...

Yes it's amazing! I took a very similar picture on the way to Sikkim in November, my first trip ever, and I remember being told it was a rare sight.

Unmana said...

aurpera: Thank you and welcome, new commenter! Your profile looks very interesting.

IHM: And I wasn't even going to the mountains. The fact that it was so very unexpected made it so much more magical.

dipali said...

What a great bonus on this holiday:)

weourlife said...

waw it looks great..You are lucky :)

Soulmate said...

awesome... Mount Everest... its actually breath taking... I am just trying to imagine how and what you must have felt when you saw it...