Monday, October 25

Rules of the mountain...

Food critics enjoy very few restaurants; 
movie critics enjoy very few movies; 
art critics enjoy very few paintings 
and a connoisseur of good wine enjoys not all wine . 
On the way to Hampta, 
I asked a shepherd how the path was 
and if I could take anything home from these mountains. 
He looked bewildered.... 
Then I understood the secret of any trek: 
I should not anticipate beauty or splendour in the mountains. 
Then the shepherd replied with a smile, 
“Leave only your foot prints 
and take nothing away from the mountain!”.  

Photo location: Trek route on the way to Hampta, Himalayas.