Reblogged from SlowlyButSurely
"The Himalayan peaks are seen by the people who live among them as awful places, abodes of jealous gods and places where the dead are gathered, and I have the feeling they’ve got it right. What do we know, we who romanticize them? We who fly in and use them to prove something to ourselves, to plant our flags, talk of ‘conquest’ and then go home. I can almost feel the shoulders of Jomolhari heaving with laughter."