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Can’t Help Falling in Love…: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

Once Upon a Mountain Time

“My solitude is not my own, for I see now how much it belongs to them-and that I have responsibility for it in their regard not just in my own. It is because I’m one with them that I owe it to them to be alone, and when I am alone they are not ‘they’ but my own self. There are no strangers.”

From Confessions of a Guilty Bystander

– Thomas Merton

 

 

Mountains- Cow
When the cows come home, so do I to my solitude and my love for the mountains. The pointy peak on the left is Nanda Devi.

 

Can’t Help Falling in Love…

 

The above quote has been borrowed from one of my most favourite author Ruskin Bond’s book, “Rain in the Mountain”, gifted by a very dear friend just before I travelled to the mountains last week. I owe it to Mr. Bond’s innumerable writings for introducing me to my new found love.

I wonder why I assumed all these years that I was an ocean girl. And not a mountain girl at all!

Conditioning, mindset, or sheer experiences? Who knows. I was born in the foot hills of Himalayas, in a small university campus that stood in the warm, lazy embrace of bustling forests and dotted with abundant nature. I spent major part of my growing up years visiting the Himalayan landscape.

But as a child each time I travelled to the mountains, I would get bouts of mountain sickness on the upward drive, would feel breathless trudging the hills (still do) and cold weather wasn’t my best friend ever. Till recently when I chose to befriend the winters, instead of begrudging them when we moved back to North India 10 years back.

Swing the mindset, and it helps, believe you me!

For the love of Mountains

“One step at a time”, they say. What started as savouring and learning to appreciate the cold weather that came knocking at our doors every year, has led me to a new found friendship and love for the mountains. I have fallen head over heels in love with these pristine, steep, towering, teaming with nature landscapes.

I came here for a break with my family. I’m now alone working on a project very close to my heart.

Someone rightly said, “You eventually go back to your roots.” And the last few days I have come to love the mountains like never before. I know for a fact that eventually, in a few days, I will return to my urban setting. Hadn’t it been for family, I’d be here for good. Who knows!

And I’m savouring these moments of solitude like never before.

Life comes a full circle. Click To Tweet

 

Work From Mountains - Nanda Devi and Trishul
Working from the mountains this week, after a relaxed break with the family here. Can you see the snow clad Himalayan peaks?

 

The pandemic has also opened up a whole new set of possibilities, despite the angst it has brought upon us. After not being able to travel for almost 7 months, the mountains, its all encompassing forests and inhabitants have been my redemption.

I’m falling in in love with the mighty Himalayas, and gazing ardently at the snow capped Nanda Devi and Trishul makes it all a spiritual journey of growth, healing and evolution.

Mighty grateful for these gifts bestowed upon by the universe.

 

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The mighty, revered Nanda Devi, Trishul and the ilk.

 

Blessings from Goddess Nanda Devi and Shiva’s Trishul peaks going out for all of you.

#DidYouKnow

  • Nanda Devi is 2nd highest mountain in India after Kangchangjunga. It is part of Garwhal Himalayas
  • Nanda Devi stands for “Bliss giving Goddess” who protects and guards the fragile ecosystem and the circle of mountain range surrounding it.
  • Trishul is a group of 3 Himalayan moutain peaks and represent Shiva’s trident. 

Have a healthy, abundant and peaceful new month, my dear amigos in blogosphere! I did miss you, but I’m back.

My internet is patchy here and I still have to visit your posts from the previous week. Please bear with me. I promise to catch up soon.

Love, Light and Virtual Hugs. <3

Natasha

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After note:

#WW will now be an alternate week linky party.

The next edition goes live on 20th October.

There won’t be a linky widget, but you can link up by leaving the links to your posts in the comments section.

I will link your posts on my blog in the next edition and spread some love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

Here’s how you can join:

  1. #WW goes live 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the month.
  2. Post a picture or pictures on your blog. It could be from life’s wondrous or wicked moments. Plug in the lessons (#WednesdayWisdom) and humour too. Share your wanderlust moments, or simple random shots from your day that caught your fancy, or not.
  3. Make your post as wordless or wordy as you wish to. Well, we are guessing now you know why we are called “not-so-wordless Wednesday” too!
  4. Do add the new badge to your post and a backlink to my post.
  5. Have a good time reading, commenting and sharing the posts linked here. Connect with a fascinating bunch of bloggers from across the globe.

You can link up right up till Monday the 19th October, therefore you have ample time to hop in.

Get ready to be deliciously framed!

Have a fabulous #WW!

 

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Linking up with a bunch of fantastic peeps from the blogosphere who host Wordless Wednesday :

Betty, Steve, Sue NC, Zina, Xmas Dolly, Cathy, Tina

Also linking with optimistic Trent’s Weekly Smiles, Brian’s ThankfulThursday and Skyley’s Skywatch

 

 

44 thoughts on “Can’t Help Falling in Love…: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

  1. I’m here to tell you: Hello! Have a wonderful day, dear Natasha! ❤️

    I will look for a photo with the mountains that can be seen from the city – I don’t know how to photograph.

    1. Your photos are all lovely Diana. And your sweet message really made me smile and made my day. See you this week, dear lovely friend. <3

      Have a blessed week ahead and see you soon this week.

  2. Love the words and melody of that song, even if I was not crazy about the entertainer. Must admit I now have greater respect for Elvis’ talent. When I retired to a home at 7000 feet/2134 meters in the mountains of New Mexico I really thought that would be my last relocation. I simply loved the mountains and four seasons. Yet we moved to Florida to downsize and have better access to the conveniences of civilization and also be closer to family. Well, the family moved away to Illinois because of a corporate relocation even before we had completed sale of our New Mexico house. So here we are, further from family than ever, though our son-in-law has many relatives here who have been very supportive when we require help when something breaks. Also have not been able to visit them for over a year due to a winter followed on its heels by COVID-19.
    Kenneth C Schneider recently posted…Walking the Levee TrailMy Profile

    1. Ken, your posts are like oxygen to my soul. Wildlife nature trails, just the world where I belong. And not seeing them on #WW, makes me sad.

      I’m just so glad to see you here.

      Mark your calendar next for 20/21 October Wednesday. We are live every first and third Wednesday now.

      And I do hope you go back to the soulful mountains more often.

      Have a blessed week!
      Natasha recently posted…Can’t Help Falling in Love…: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdomMy Profile

  3. Beautiful pics and post as always. I have to remember the every other week thing. Oh well–here’s my latest two WORDY Wednesdays:

    https://iamchandralynn.com/2020/09/30/mums-the-word/

    https://iamchandralynn.com/2020/10/07/doodling-purple-sitting-on-a-bus-with-strangers/

    Have a great week and I’ll see you on the 20th. I’m writing it in my calendar, so I won’t forget!
    Chandra Lynn recently posted…#ThursdayTreeLove | “When I Am Among the Trees”My Profile

  4. I love winters and I love mountains. It feels home…. as simple as that!

    You are in bliss right now Natasha surrounded by healing Mother Nature, make the best of it!
    Now is the best time to sight the snow capped mountains with skies being clear.

    Apt song for the love of the mountains ……. I too can’t help falling in love with you!

    Have a superb week ahead Natasha!
    Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe recently posted…Balcony Birding: The Little SwiftMy Profile

    1. I’m holding on tight to the precious memories of the mountains. Discovered how surreal they were for myself. I always knew of their mysticism but I needed a trip like this to find out for myself, dear Monika. 🙂 Good to see you with your Birdy Nom Noms ;-))

    1. Yes, it truly makes us realise we are just a speck in the scheme of things. The magnificence of the mountains is ethereal and divine.
      Lovely to see you my friend. 🙂

    1. I am now seriously contemplating the option of living in the mountains. It’s where I came from. I would do anything to live amidst the lap of quietude and nature.
      I still love the ocea, but mountains and forests with their expansive wilderness make for a wonderful home.

      The hugs and kisses are so much needed. Thanks a ton darling Vero. Back at you. <3 <3
      Have a relaxed week.

    1. Virtual hugs back at you dear Diana.
      It must be lovely to live in a mountain town. Do share pictures of your landscape next time.
      Have a serene and blissful week ahead my dear friend.<3

  5. Hello Sweetie, I could not find you last week! Oh well, I’ve gotcha now! How are you? I love the places you’ve been and taking me with you is a wonderful idea. Thanks for the lovely pictures, and I see you are a Elvis fan. My cousin is a huge Elvis fan and one of my best friend’s son is an Elvis Presley impersonator. How have you been and your family? Just fine I hope. You take such lovely pictures… I just cannot thank you enough. It makes me feel like I’ve been around the world. So, it’s very late here and I’m oh, so tired. I must say goodnight for now… love, love, love your pictures. Take care dear friend for I care. Big hugs… have a wonderful day!

    1. Dearest Marie,
      Not such a big Elvis fan. My brother sure was one.
      Your cousin who is an impersonator must be terrific. 🙂

      I’m glad you enjoy the pictures.
      Stay safe and gorgeous and see you next week. It’s an alternate week link-up now.

  6. I love the mountains and would like to see the Himalaya some day. Funny, though, I grew up on a large body of water (a Great Lake, Lake Erie) and am now becoming an ocean person. Yes, I still love the mountains, but will live by the sea. I guess that eventually going back to your roots thing 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful week 🙂

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