Our village is called Nalang and it is in Dhading district, and you can see our land location at the pindrop below
I was a bit stressed out last week, so I closed my eyes and took myself mentally to the village. We will be building our house there but have not visited the remote place since March due to the muddy road during monsoon. Next year we just won’t go anywhere during monsoon.
I felt the warm breath of the sun-kissed soil embracing me in it’s little wind eddies and felt myself inadvertently take a deep belly breath. A reactionary smile curled gently on my lips, and The Stress melted as if it too felt the breeze, heard the spring leaves attempt to rustle despite their small fuzzy size, saw the blue tint of the world that comes after closing one’s eyes in the sun.
I decided to sketch a photo of the village taken from the huge tree halfway between our land and our neighbor-friends’ house. I imagine in the future I will tell Akash and Joanna, “meet you at the bar-peepil trees.”
Bar tree and peepil tree are often planted beside one another when planted on purpose. Buddha is said to have been enlightened under one of the two trees, but nobody knows for sure because they are usually planted together.
You can see approximately where our house will go in the upper right hand corner where there is a little shack. It is far from intact, but we can use the stones. We will have a stone house about 400-500sq ft footprint. And a tiny guest cottage with a bunkbed, a hot plate and kettle, and a bathroom. We have a little more than 1 acre.
Hope to see you all there, one day!