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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Chp 102. Pics: Sunrise from my Room

[Claytonia Vices and Sundancer are going to love this!]

Many of my friends call me a fool for waking up so early. They ask me, what do you do when you get up at 5:30 - 6:00 am everyday?

Well, frankly speaking, I don't do much. Waking up early is a (bad?) habit of mine because I used to get up at this time everyday for nearly 13 years during my basketball days. Sometimes I browse, sometimes I do a little bit of reading and most of the time, I enjoy nature's beauty. Many of you are missing out a lot when you don't enjoy such exotic beauty. I know many people who have never seen a sunrise for the past so many years!

Well, this post is dedicated to such people like my friends. Pictures of Mizoram's natural wonders taken from my own private balcony outside my little room on Chaltlang, Aizawl Mizoram.

Below is a collage of some of the best pics I've taken. Trust me, they make an amazing PC Desktop wallpaper. Feel free to mail me @ silv_kim[at]yahoo[dot]com if you want the actual sized pics [2592x1944 pixels around 800+ KB]

Those pics are what inspired me to let my emotions run wild and compose my poem
"Mizoram! My Mizoram!"

The first few rays of the pristine radiant sun-light
Simmers into my room, like a passionate penetration.
I open my sleepy eyes and smile with subdued might
For I am now back, in the Land of abysmal devotion.

I rise from bed and walk outside my tiny room,
Staring at the scenic beauty and inhaling the aura.
Such picturesque exquisiteness dispels all gloom
T’is far more exotic than Paradise or Shangri-la.

Morning birds flutter together in uniformed flocks
Chirping their way through the diaphanous mist.
Until they can find their home in a distant hillock
Only to be disturbed once again and flight persist.

As I admire the beauty that cannot be described
I realize why I am back here narrating this story.
The captivating sceneries need to be inscribed,
So that others too can bask in Mizoram’s glory.

Below are three snaps taken from the same place exactly one year ago (mid-Jan 2006). Note the differences! Global Warming?