Dear friends, warmest greetings from the mountain in the clouds of Rajasthan!
The monsoon is late and may not come before mid August like last year and the year before. Climate change … it used to last for 3 months now it is over in 2 weeks! Yet, there is still water enough on that top of the world in the middle of dry land … God knows how.
The pictures below are from one month ago, during the spring – the seasons are different here: winter, spring, summer, monsoon, Indian spring, winter … Last year as the drought was seriously menacing, I really thought about that wonderful thing that is water. I looked and watched and wondered – how come you find it so high (1200m) in a semi desert area with 2 weeks of solid rain a year and nothing else than bright sun for the rest of the time … I still do not know although I learnt a few things.
But what again amazed me was the wisdom of water – settle and rest when the world is a pool; run like a horse when the going is steep; permeate the stone with the stubborn patience of a freedom fighter planning for the next revolution; break through resistance with the unified force of a million drops; become still when it is really too tough out there – freeze and just wait for the next spring to run free; become subtle and let go of your physical form when it is too dry fly in the atmosphere carried by the winds and reincarnate where the trees and grass are calling your name … and so much more.
I still remember last year, after months of dry dust and rationing – one hour of supply every three days – I still remember the first water we gathered from the rain. It was so incredibly pure, vibrant and alive that I really hesitated to bathe with it, too afraid to spoil it …
Anyway, all this to say that it hasn’t rained much so far.
But what I really want to share is a note of remembrance to all of you with whom we are connected. I am not posting much at the moment, not because I am not writing or have lost the spirit but because I am working full-time on the website that will be the parent of this blog… and I am not very clever with technology and a bit of a perfectionist …
Will keep you posted of course.
I hope you are enjoying the summer – I am sure you do.