How to express gratitude to the Himalaya.

I just thought, or rather I imagined — but this is not something I would like to imagine, rather the imagination came to me — but that’s not what it absolutely is, so I’d say — I dreamed — dreamed with eyes open and mind conscious — that I scraped the upper row of my teeth against the rough edges of an enormous slate-grey rock here in the Himalaya, and I could see in instants my own teeth become powder, I scraped away until my gums bled and the rock was covered in teeth powder and blood.

— this is how one should express gratitude to the Himalaya, this is the highest way. It’s a prayer.

August 3, 2022