During April, I will be posting on the A-Z Blogging Challenge.
My theme is the Hunzas
Today is I ....... for Isolation.
Hunzas definitely live in Isolation.
Living in a tiny kingdom 100 miles long and one mile wide for over 2000 years is what most people define as isolation. At an elevation of 8,500 feet, they are completely enclosed by mountainous peaks that rise to an inspiring height of 25,550 feet.
I don't know if it's "because of" or "in spite of" isolation that these people have learned to live in harmony with their environment.
From their food source, clothing, socialization, health and religion, they have discovered how to balance life with the elemental grips of nature.
It was during the '40's that I first heard of the Hunzakuts, when I read an article in National Geographic of a lost kingdom that needed no police force because there was no crime. There was no monetary system. I was still in my teens and my life's goal was to go out in the world, work hard for dollars that I could put into a bank account.
What "if" the dollars no longer bought us sustenance, would we be able to provide for ourselves and our community? Could we live like the Hunzas? I don't know.