Veil of Gold (2016)
PIt was pitch black when we arrived. Not a single star was visible in the
heavens. It was overcast and the prospects of a spectacular sunset or
even a good one were nil. Then there was a cold tap on my cheek. Am I
imagining things? And then a phantom spot materialized on my glasses.
“Hey guys, it’s starting to rain. Cover up your gear,” I called. But there
was no way a little rain was going to deter us. So, we started wandering
around in the gathering light while keeping a watchful eye on the eastern
horizon. We never give up hope!
Soon it was clear that the sun was about to peep over the distant
mountains and there was a thin strip of open sky that would make the
sun visible for a brief minute or two. “Get ready; here it comes!” And
come it did! A gossamer veil of gold filled the stormy sky, exceeding our
wildest expectations. What a thrill it was to be a part of this once-in-a-