22 January 2008

The hills are alive

An age-old tradition :-) - pictures! Every trip home should be followed by picture posts. I've put these and others up on Flickr, but I thought it wouldn't be complete if I don't have them here. And as usual, these should be clicked on and viewed large. These small ones never do it justice. Not to the photography, but to the beauty of the place. Home, sweet home - as usual. Where you can sing 'The hills are alive, with the sound of music' and believe you really hear music :-)

I took this picture after a night of sleepless tossing and turning. Seeing the first light come up from where I was miserably lying was like balm for my tired soul. It was freezing but I stood there for hours just watching the sun come up. You can see the moon in the picture, and a star, I think it's Venus, my little camera couldn't get it but it was still really bright.

After the dawn, this is what you get. Beautiful in a different way, but now a little less serene because people are starting to wake up, and you can hear the mild traffic in the distance, and the neighbors kids bawling, and the neighbors squabbling over who should make the morning tea **sigh** We always spoil everything. Life, and earth, and the world, by themselves are so beautiful...when we humans don't butt in.

And then the sun rides a little higher, and it's still lovely outside...

But I usually no longer get the chance to sit and appreciate it by this time. Everyone's up and prowling around the house, happy breakfasts, little fights, everyone including me's too busy rushing around to be 'happy.'

I wonder why we do this to ourselves? When I sit and think about it, everything's simple, life, living, love, happiness. But nothing's ever really easy or simple in practice.

But then, in the end, it's still beautiful to be alive.
A bee on a mustard flower. This was taken by my 11 year old nephew. So I've either got a really talented nephew or a darned good camera :D

Almost forgot. Friends. What are you supposed to feel when you no longer feel like you connect so well with your life-time close friends, people you've been friends with since kindergarten. Does it make me a bad person if I can no longer feel all the warmth & the closeness? I don't care if they read this, because I don't think it's anybody's fault. I love them, and I still love hanging out with them. But there are so many things we no longer understand about each other...

18 comments:

Almost Unreal said...

i can almost see my house

I feel so loely these day

makes me homesick

life10 said...

somehow though i dont know u the word "sunshine "comes to my mind when ever i read ur blogs ...u are an amazing writer

Jerusha said...

unreal - me too. just that this is a different kind of homesickness, im homesick for a different kind of home..

life10 - thank you so much! 'Sunshine' is what I call a friend of mine who is most of the time depressed :) And right now, I'm anything but 'sunshin-y' - but thank you still. It's very good to hear at this un-sunshiny time :)

claytonia vices said...

It is so easy to get lost in the trivialities... this line just keeps coming back to me, 'Life is what happens to you when u are busy making other plans'...

Jerusha said...

..or what happens to you when you are mucked up not knowing what plans to make, what steps to take, what's right and what's wrong.

mystic said...

regular taka i blog tlawh thin ka nia, i thuziak te hi ngaihnawm ka ti thei khop mai. nizanah Zonet a an interview che kha ka en a, ngaihnawm khop mai.

Calliopia said...

Awiiii i just love your first dawn picture. Trust me, it was worth a sleepless night getting a picture like that! I'm stealing it, thank you!

Jerusha said...

mystic - I lo en ve maw ka interview ve chhaks chhaks kha :) I ti lawmawm e! Ka blog te I lo chhiar thin avang te pawn ka lawm e, I lo tlawh ve thin dawn nia.

J - you're swiping my cherished pic! I;m gonna sue! LOL :PP Help yourself, that one's a good one because it's not often that I get to see dawn especially while I'm on vacation :)

life10 said...

awww..sorry to hear u going thru an "unsunshiny" phase..'This too shall pass' my mantra when things arent so gr8! i hope it passes fast for you too :)..i saw the comment bout an interview!! WHOA !! Ah am impressed!! wish i cud`ve watched it too..they shud give us zonet in delhi too hehehe..have a gr8 day sweets hugs

apatea said...

thawh hah na na na chuan a result a tha thin a ni. Zing ni chhuak thla la tura i inpek em em vang a niang hei pawh hi a nalh leh em2. :-D

I lung ti leng deuh tu hi ka hre mai. The simple life, the peace & the serenity.... keipoh khatianga settle raih kha ka duh... ka pa te khua thingtlangah tar lamah chuan awm deih ila ka duh mai hihi

Jerusha said...

life10 - thank you! much! :) And yeah, the interview. It's not something that should even be talked about, I would never have done if it weren't the Mizo way of never saying no. Embarrassing.

apate - I ti dik e. Ram lam leh serenity hi ka tan chuan hlimna dik tak awmna chu niin ka hria. Queensland ah khan ka duh ang takkkk ram chu ka hmu alawm, ka pem dawn :P

thinchhia said...

thil dang daih ka u
Zonet a i in tlarviau kha ka lo en a.
Chuan ka rin ai khan i dang a nal a bullet train nen ka khaikhin thruai che a lolz

Puia said...

Ekhai, pic chu lung a va tileng luah luah ve.. Nang nge nge i hawl kim thin e. I fapa hmingah lalhawlkima ti nghe nghe la, a tha ngawt ang..:)

Hei chhas te pawh an awm nual mai ka ti..:) williama chu nupui a nei tawh em? i biak leh hunah chuan Puia'n Kingkonga pawhin nupui a nei dawn kumin..a ti, i lo ti dawn nia.

Jerusha said...

hahah thinchhia - ka interview dawn khan ka chhungte zawng zawngin trawng muang rawh tih ringawt min chah a, mahse nahi ta nih kha. Eng trawng pawh hian ka tawng rang em em mai ni, HIndi ni se chuan ka trawng muang deuh tur :)

puia - awle ka lo hrilh ang e. Kingkonga chu nangmah ami? :P MIn sawm ve la hehe

azassk said...

i pic a nalh hle mai a hnuai ber hi a nalhber:)he tia celeb lo nih tak ah hian enge i rilru ah politics khelh duhna te a awm ve tan em?:)

Jerusha said...

hahaha nia hei celeb te lo nih ve takah chuan, celeb nih dan hi zir phawt a ngaiin ka hria a. I hnen ka rawn pan ang celeb nih dan zir turin. Chumi hnu ah politics lam chu kan la ngaihtuah ang chu :)

Puia said...

Ni nang aw, kan thianpa tho. Kingkonga ti la, a hrethiam mai ang..hehehe. Chanmari a mi kan thianpa a nia. Phai kan awm ho lai chuan Ikea company ah a thawk thin. La tlangval se chu, in in hmeh ngawt dawn a sin mawle..lolzz

claytonia vices said...

And yes I almost forgot to mention: Beautiful pics! You have a lovely sky there. All that I see these days is a dull hazy sky here in Pune. It is so suffocating....