Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Perfect Moment Monday - Mont Blanc

Is it still Monday somewhere in the world? Hawaii maybe? I do have a few excuses though for being late: we're on vacation so kids are with me 100% of the time; hubby left his laptop at home so he used mine in order to try to avert too much work crises (yep, hubby doesn't have much of a vacation...). His laptop arrived by courier yesterday evening, so now I can blog again while the baby sleeps and the toddler plays.

One of the things I absolutely love about the city we live in is that on a clear day you can see the alps from the edge of our neighborhood. It always puts a smile on my face and I feel lighter, as if I can't just see those beautiful snow-capped mountains, but also breathe in the fresh mountain air. This only happens a few days a year, and on even less occasions it is clear enough that you can also see the Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain.

A few weeks ago it was a bright and sunny day, but it felt a bit hazy. So you can imagine my surprise when I arrived at the lookout point and not only saw the mountain range but also the Mont Blanc. It wasn't super clear, and many people probably missed it that day, but the faint outline was definitely there.

Seeing the Mont Blanc from the city is always very special to me. People might say that it is difficult to know which one is the Mont Blanc if you have never seen it before. But it isn't. Hubby and I like to compare seeing the Mont Blanc to meeting your life partner. Even if you've never seen it / met him/her before, you know it the moment you do. If you're not sure, it's not the Mont Blanc.


On the 4th Monday of each month we engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join. Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. What Perfect Moment have you recently been aware of? Visit Write Mind Open Heart and share your comment love. 


St Elsewhere said...

"Even if you've never seen it / met him/her before, you know it the moment you do. If you're not sure, it's not the Mont Blanc."

I love how you capture that...

I have never seen the Mont Blanc in person, but there are plenty of things I can say something just like you did. It's just there...you have got to know it in your heart.

I love that you had that view!

Plllllease get rid of that captcha!

Lavender Luz said...

That's a beautiful view you have! And you're right, it makes me think of crisp, fresh mountain air.

Hope you're enjoying your vacation -- and having your laptop back!

DandelionBreeze said...

Soooo beautiful :) You live in such a special part of the world... thinking of you xoxo

Emily @ablanket2keep said...

What a beautiful view! View of or from a mountain is always one of my favorite things when we travel. We hiked the blueridge mountains in Virginia on our honeymoon.
Finally visiting from Perfect Moment Monday.