Monday, July 02, 2007

high mountain house

A luminous mountain morning. Mist and fire smoke, sun shafts and dark ravines: a peak of Annapurna poises on soft clouds. In fresh light, to the peeping of baby chickens, we take breakfast in the village tea house, and are under way well before seven.

[p. 22 in The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen, 1978]

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