Photographer's Note

On the Druk Path Trek between Timphu and Paro close to Phajoding around 4000m high. Note our minuscule tents and horses in the the lower right corner (large panoramic version).

We woke up under the snow the following morning.

This view of the next valley is a view of your own mind, of everybody's mind as it exists above and below the level of personal history. Mysteries of darkness; but the darkness teems with life. Apocalypses of light; and the light shines out as brightly from the flimsy little houses as from the trees, the grass, the blue spaces between the clouds. We do our best to disprove the fact, but a fact it remains; man is as divine as nature, as infinite as the Void. But that's getting perilously close to theology, and nobody was ever saved by a notion. Stick to the data, stick to the concrete facts. (...) The fact of those indigo mountains and the more fantastic mountains of vapor above them. The fact of blue lakes in the sky, lakes of pale green and raw sienna on the sunlit earth. The fact of this grass in the foreground, this clump of bamboos only a few yards down the slope, and the fact, at the same time, of those far-away peaks and the absurd little houses two thousand feet below in the valley. Distance, their ability to express the fact of distance, that's yet another reason why landscapes are the most genuinely religious pictures.

Aldous Huxley, Island

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