through a gap – fish tail glowing
rosy in the dawn
Last night at Sauryribazar we heard a dog barking for hours. Later Yuba tells us that it was a big mountain dog from Tibet because it had a deep bark. It is the first disturbance since we began our trek. As Lama says, “no bus, no truck, no motorcycle, no yak.” I rise at 5 and walk down to the thatch tea house to wait for the sun’s rays to strike Machhapuchhre, which I can see through a gap in the Annapurna range. We are on the wrong side of the mountain for the sun to fully illuminate the entire peak, but the fish tail clearly reflects the rosy light of dawn. I sit and meditate until I get too cold.