We love to travel around, see places, meet different faces, explore the hidden stories and collect experiences from every possible corner. We call ourselves nature lovers, nature hippies, blah and blah and don’t ever want to miss a chance to capture our moments with nature and her grandeur. We reify we can swim in the pool of her beauty to the depth and claim we can spend hours just by sitting calmly on her lap, doing nothing but listening to the rustle of leaves and singing along the whistle of breeze. We strive to blend our natures with nature herself. We dive into her arms, seek a picturesque spot, ask one of our friends to take a picture of us from back as easy as nature’s poise and hashtag it “candid”.
We don’t have time to feel a nudge of fresh natural air, nevertheless, we caption the picture “such a soul-soothing breeze”. Hold your selfie stick up, stick out that cliched pout, click a few selfies, add some eye candy filters and we’re done. We just became another so-named nature wanderer cum lover. How long has it been since we stopped by a riverbank amidst the gigantic mountains, playing our legs to and fro in the water, adding beats to the rhythm of river and reading the calmness of our mind?
When was the last time when we left our phones and SLRs back home and got lost in a place deserted by human intrusion? Or have we ever even done that? Afterall, we care to BE SEEN as travelers rather than to travel TO SEE.
Photography/Story:- Ashmita Karki
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