It starts with a blanket of black, a darkness, a covering, the occasional twinkle of a star. As it lifts, hills and mountains, shapes and colours start to emerge, layer upon interwoven layer, shrouded in mist, waiting to be discovered.
Soon birds emerge their slumber, dogs shout their final chorus of the night before settling down and then, the orb, the awakening. Gradually the light appears, the mists begin to disperse and then suddenly she appears in the distance, rapidly rising, revealing the mysteries, answering the questions, lighting the confusion. The dawn of a new day, the dawning of discoveries, a journey, Nepal.
Philippa is founder of Indian Experiences and author of Escape to India
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