Some Thoughts about Symbols & Consciousness-Raising

are times when 
earth touches heaven 
and stars almost seem in reach 
when our eyes are confounded 
by massive vertical structures and gods dwell 
on mountain peaks.  for some the himalayas are a
chain of mountains. for others a nuisance between delhi 
and beijing. for still others they represent intriguing 
natural biomes and to me they are cathedrals of snow & living poetry
An-Yi: (laughing) There are no mountains! Just pixels on a computer screen!
Bhäraté: (jestfully) Aren't you making a mountain out of nothing?
Chariya: What are the Himalayas really? That uplifting of earth actually symbolizes an uplifting of consciousness.
Daiki: Perhaps to some. The same thing can suggest different things to different people.
Chariya: Granted, but human consciousness can soar much higher than we ordinarily imagine. The Himalayas can remind us of that.