One hot day in May ’15 i had a random thought.. Why not celebrate my birthday in Pangong Tso, with complete strangers for company and not one known soul…….
A wise man once said, “life is what happens when we are busy planning something else”! True, if you d ask me..!
The Milky Way spreading across the colour changing lake, I d imagined giving out chocolate bars to fellow travelers I might meet at the lake. Quite a picture, i must say, until ‘life’ took its course and the plan bombed out even before it set off! 2015 had to see some late monsoons, the army needed more time to clear up the roads, and I had to be too particular on taking the road to Ladakh and not fly! The roads, not happening until early July, much after my birthday!!! Such a party pooper!!!!
Four months later, I was at Chandigarh, the image of the Milky Way streaming across the dark, cloudless sky at the Chandrataal campsite fresh in memory! Maybe, it is true that life is what happens when we are busy planning something else! C’est la vie…!
……. to be continued!!!