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Snowing Wool

Author


Daniel

30th of June, 2017

Category


Tibet '17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Starting off the day, we traveled to a few monasteries, Lhamo Tse and Dotje Drek, that were close to the hotel in which we spent the night.  These monasteries were incredibly interesting, but I’d like to take a moment to describe one moment in particular.  As we left our first monastery, sheep wool that monks hung on trees off the ground (for good luck) fell like snow on the ground beneath us and into the mountainous horizon before us.  This magical moment brought warmth to my heart as I realized that the wool fell over the city and blessed those below with good luck.

On our way to Tagong, we prepared ourselves both mentally and physically for a huge rise in altitude in a small amount of time.  A stupa high in the mountains, covered carefully in colorful prayer flags, proved difficult for me as the altitude and steep chairs tested the strength of my lungs.  Once I reached it, however, I was greeted with a feeling of dominance over the earth, yet succumbed to the vast landscape around me.

As we arrived at Tagong, I was relieved to be welcomed with warm smiles and a cozy bed.

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