My Facebook timeline is flooded with pictures of the snowfall in Thimphu.
It is heartening to see people getting joy out of simple things like a snowfall. I have never understood this pleasant collective euphoria – and the disappointments in the past years when it didn’t snow.
It is heartening because if GNH means anything, it is the ability to find joy in those small things in life that give you togetherness and make you feel, share, forget and live your moment. It is finding happiness and contentment in what modern capitalism has long melted them away as things trivial.
I have taken the liberty to copy-paste some pictures out of the pages (mostly of my friends so that no one sues me for copyright. Need to be careful these days) and have given my own narrative and captions. Enjoy till it lasts. And, of course, to paraphrase an Indian teacher in remote Bhutan, Let them snow!
It’s freezing to play dad. Still, duty calls….
Some people (like Dr. Dorji Penjore) had their flights cancelled. But didn’t mind..
Aku Pema (aka Tshering Dorji) is either sleep-cycling or is trying Swedish sauna.
Meanwhile Aku Pema’s partner has just started the engine..
Some moms (Sonam Pem) are more excited than their children.
Bhutan Airline is snowstruck in Paro
What remains from the Everest expedition (Karma Jimba)
Some got spiritual even on a cold day
Snow Buddha (to add to Walking Buddha and Sitting Buddha)
Even policemen just wanna have fun
And some people waited for the snow for the annual alumni gathering
What else you expect from Zorig Chusum students
The Fattest of the year
Spot the Trump
His toilet chose this day to malfunction, I think
Some (Kezang Wangchuk) waited for the snow for family photo
Alas, not everyone was happy with the snow. The trade fair was ruined.
But our desuups (Choki, Ugyen and Karma) were there.
Small dogs leave big marks (Karma Choden’s Nuchu)
Only in Bhutan
For some, life is still upside down
Life is too short. Smile as often as you can. Better if you do always. And easier with a lager beer. Cheers to life