What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen.
There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.
Not really about packing light but about my longing to be in the mountains. Soon we’ll have fall and winter and I’ll be off to the mountains.
The quote was taken from Craig Mod’s fantastic writeup: Annapurna Moonrise. Go read it and take a moment to be quiet.