Carving a Home out of the Mountain

Namche Bazaar is carved out of the side of the mountain.

Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, we have carved our homes out of the mountains, earning a living by supporting those who trek to Everest Base Camp. As I reflect on the impacts humans continue to make on our plant, I can’t help but glance down upon my village and notice the impact that we all make, even when we seek to minimize it.  I feel fortunate that I have the beauty of the natural world at my door.

It’s cold outside.

Frost covers a window.

It has been fascinating learning about the way life adapts to all kinds of natural changes.  When I first started this chapter I was expecting the kind of drastic changes that major events such as storms, earth quakes, volcanos bring. But I suppose I hadn’t considered that we all live in a constant state of change.  Many of these changes come in cycles and the variation on the length of the cycles can be a major determining factor in how well we deal with the change. From the looks of it, winter is nearly over, and this frost will soon give way to another cycle of warmer days and the monsoon rains that bring the wildflowers.