I felt privileged to have the chance to visit this place in Yunnan, China. It’s called the Chicken Foot Mountain. Its name derived from the similarity of the shape of the mountain to that of a chicken’s feet. This is a place where miracles happen. This is a place where our love for nature, for ourselves and for our family and friends are rewarded. This is a place that offers hope and happiness.
Away from the urban city, the Chicken Foot Mountain sets itself apart with its simplicity and awe-inspiring view!
The ray of light that lit the clear blue sky relative to the gloomy mountains below it is a lesson learnt for me – stay happy, positive and be a ray of light for the people around me. Such golden thoughts struck me at a time when I was looking far into the horizons, wondering at which point would heaven and earth meet? Nature offered many humbling and gratifying lessons, and I accept it with full gratitude.
i believe most of us would interpret this picture for what it is – a downward spiral. This was how I see it too at the start of the journey. Back in Singapore, when I was reviewing my pictures, and came to this, what I saw was an upward spiral. The everyday experience of climbing stairs whenever we were moving between the hotel to other places came fresh in my mind. It is interesting how our experiences shaped our perceptions.
Deep in the woods, it offered a breath of fresh air, and a chance to get up-close with nature. It was a therapeutic experience. I had a quiet day, devoting my senses to listen to the bristles of the leaves, to feel the wind on my skin, to smell the aroma of the surrounding, to take in the full view of what nature has to offer from 3200m above sea level and to open my heart and connect with nature.
This was the only time when the only thing on my mind was joy, family, love and nothing else. The rewards of a simple life with my loved ones up the Chicken Foot Mountain gave me total satisfaction, calm and a peace of mind, something money can’t buy. That moment in time felt as if I’m entering a golden era, insulated forever from the fear of darkness. It’s like that ray of light that offered infinite hope and enduring happiness. In return, what I can give back is a little coverage of my journey in the Chicken Foot Mountain, to share with you how nice it would have been to be up there in the mountains again!