“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.”
When I looked behind me - the most vivid colours were lighting up the sky. It is only than I realise why I was here. And the reason I was here begin earlier in the day: I was talking to one of the locals as trying to sort out my accommodation for the night. He asked me what I had done so far in Mt Cook. I replied I went to Red Tarns for sunrise earlier that morning and asked him for recommendations for sunset. He said with no doubt in his mind - to go to Tasman Glacier.
And so there I was looking at this amazing retreating Glacier, the sign boards mentioned how the glacier was much larger few years back, and it would come up to where I was standing. The blue lakes would truly be blue:
“Today, the Tasman Glacier has shrunk in length and height, and water no longer flows from the glacier into the Blue Lakes. The warmer rainwater that now feeds the lake supports green algae, making the Blue Lakes green.”
As I approached the glacier lookout - the sky didn’t look so promising. That was until I looked behind me. Just as the sun went down, the sky was just painted in these amazing colours. It was a quick re-position of camera and snap the moment. Sitting on the rocks and appreciating where you are right now. And a gentle reminder and life lesson - things might look gloomy for 99% of time, but that 1% for the 2 minutes would certainly be worth.