What & Why?

That’s me by the way; can you see the mist behind me?

I’ve always loved snow globes. There’s something enchanting about the way the flakes slowly fall inside of them…like a controlled mini hail storm.

The closest I’ve ever gotten to a snow globe like experience is watching the mist settle between the mountains – a phenomenon I’ve been privy to since I was 3.

It all started when my granddad used to take my dad into the mountains during his holidays; a tradition my dad continued with me. It was beautiful watching the mountains and lake disappear behind the mist…and then magically somehow reappear.

When I was 7, turning on 8, I got Lupus.

Back then, neither me, nor my parents really understood the concept of a chronic illness, and just as the earth rotates and seasons change, time passed and inevitably, it impacted us all.

Our lives, our perceptions, but mostly our optimism…

During that time, I felt like I was deep in the mist – metaphorical mist – with no clear idea on how to navigate myself out of it.

But then I read this quote earlier this year “the best feeling in the whole world is watching things finally fall into place after watching them fall apart for so long.” And just like that, after so many years I feel like I can see the mountains and the valley reappear behind the mist.

Trying to see more of the world, is why I started this blog. Because even though I can wait till the mist completely clears – just like turning your snow globe back around – the real beauty is in watching it settle…

Here’s a little time lapse video of mist settling.

Video credit : 360 VRX

54 thoughts on “What & Why?”

  1. the best feeling in the whole world is watching things finally fall into place after watching them fall apart for so long

    Best line

  2. The best feeling in the whole world is seeing a blog like this. Courage and optimism expressed with such grace. Well done!

  3. Rhea,
    It’s very expressive thought comparing the nature and yourself.
    The writing is excellent and touches the heart.
    Please keep writing more and God Bless you with happiness and good health.
    Well done and Best Wishes to You..

  4. Very touching and made me relive those difficult times but this time somehow much more positively. Love you to the moon and back.

  5. Beautiful and gentle blog just like the way you are. Keep writing and sharing your wonderful thoughts and experiences

  6. Rhea, I have seen you when you ware around 7 or 8 years old . Since then you had a incredible journey. keep it up & all the best.

  7. Rhea tears rolled down my eyes reading very very heart touching..i admire your courage faith and confidence….you matured so fast..
    Beautifully written…..wonderful start you have won everyone’s heart..
    God Bless!
    Wishing you happiness always my dearest Rhea.

  8. Rhea,I congratulate you for superb blog and for ‘looking beyond the mist with tremendous courage and 100% positivity’love you dear.

  9. Very well written…can’t imagine how difficult it must have been but can definitely see a very pretty, positive and a wonderful woman that has emerged from the mist!

  10. Rhea.. so beautiful, believable, inspiring and reflective. Makes one want to read it over and over again. Much waiting to see more of the world through your writing

    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement and making the time to read it. I really appreciate your support and tenacity towards my blog 🙂

  11. From the first word to the last.. the heart is held captive. Very inspiring ! The clarity of your thoughts is incredible .
    The lines ‘ the best feeling in the whole world … fall apart for so long ‘ touched to the core. Loved every bit of it.

  12. Admiring your attention to detail Rhea, and ur capacity to bring to life and express the unnoticed.
    Loved to read all ur blogs. Please keep goin..

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