A Glimpse of the Divine

I’m not religious. Not in the least.

However, there are some places that spur one into belief; that provide a glimpse of the divine.

The ancient Balinese weren’t that far off the mark when they decided to worship their mountain, Gunung Agung, as a deity. I recall being stirred into an other-worldly sort of trance-reverie in neighboring Lombok on a clear day, when I caught sight of the Holy Mountain in the distance, wreathed with clouds, suffused with an unspeakable power.  I captured the view with my camera.

As I set off on my day-long flight halfway across the globe this evening, I shall dream of Gunung Agung, and inadvertently pray to it for good weather and skies free from turbulence.

But I am not religious. Not in the least.

Maybe slightly superstitious…  Perhaps.  I am Southeast Asian, after all.

© Kennie Ting

About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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