Monday, July 29, 2013

I’m back
My soul- errant, vagabond
snagged on a sharp rock
atop some mountain pass
finally free

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Random images from July 13... walking along the Indus

Thursday, July 25, 2013

alpine-like meadow
blooms tremble
streams gurgle-race to the lake
a lark trills swoops trills
yodels to first light
snow streaked mountains

squeals of snow-fights
Karakorum outlined
servicemen at crisp attention
camera cliks
t-shirts emblazoned “world’s highest motorable pass”
the heightened drumming of my heart
rockside temple at impossible angle

I exult

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Skies above
dappled waters below
Cupped in the palms 
of snow-flecked mountains

perched, remote
the end of a winding trail
I’m drawn

hazy memories, past lifetimes

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

blog break

more than butterflies, and tingly tension… wondering what 11k feet and 18 k feet will feel like, when the oxygen content in the air falls sharply. packing etc etc done a few times already. …next post after the 23rd, bye…

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Silonda trail with the tree group

 Sunday trail in the forest not ten minutes from the expressway...serene and beautiful and wet...

Wednesday, July 03, 2013


Zero feet, aka sea level. And 18,000 feet. Scary difference, that.
Will the lungs take it? Survive that thin, fine air?  And the brain, given to long hours of vacant nothingness, staring into the distance, how will it weather those steeps?
We shall see.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013


A final final goodbye to Google Reader. Life feels strange without it. Like an arm cut off or something. Ok, Ok, I’ve taken a backup AND switched my feeds to more than one reader. YET. Why why why do this, goliath google?

LaLa. That’s how you’d spell Tata, after reading this. Such are the perils of the profession.