Everest - a great lesson in life: From the
window of my home here in Bormio, I can see the snow covered summit of the
Cima Bianca at 3,000m, and I recall the Himalayan snows….
We’ve been home for several days now and I’ve
been enjoying the beauty of my homeland. Every time I return, it seems more
beautiful than ever.
I observe the mountains, especially the
Resero, a great pyramid 3,594m high with an allure that distinguishes it from
the others in the Ortles Cevedale range and I see, or rather, feel, the
special beauty of that Mountain….Mount Everest, 8,850m high, a part of nature
among the most beautiful in the world, soul inspiring, filled with emotions,
adventures and stories of LIFE.
I think about what I feel inside, after the
climb, after reaching the summit…and I feel an enormous serenity and pure joy
together with a profound respect for the places on Earth I’ve known and the
people that have shared my experiences.
It’s a special place indeed, a corner of the
planet that never stops to fascinate, to reveal its secrets and, above all, to
give, to those who are able to understand…..a great lesson in life.
Manuela Di Centa
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