I slowly close my eyes, but as I open it again, the strong wind slaps my face. I am back to the mining place, and I can see a group of people carrying large pieces of salt. Behind me, I could hear wild voices and as I turn my body to look at what seems to be a commotion, I see buyers and sellers having negotiations with each other. To my surprise, what they are talking about is the Himalayan pink salt being sold in the market. On a long table lies a mountain of the pink salt in different sizes. There are large pieces said to be used for a mass of purposes. One of which is for grilling and putting it in meats. While those small pieces of pink sals are sold in packs for cooking. One significant benefit that is carved in my mind at the moment is how this pink salt helps in the economy of a country. It had occurred to me that aside from cooking benefits, this salt is also an aid for economic growth.
For a moment, I heard a snap of a finger and in just a blink of an eye, I am in a different environment again. There I see people using the pink salt, not for dietary purposes. I have learned that the Himalayan pink salt is used as bath soap, for they believe that it can enhance their skins and aids for sore muscles. As I walk forward, I can learn that this pink salt can be used in making salt lamps that are believed to lessen air pollutions. I suddenly stop when I see people laughing and grinning that their mouths are almost ripped off as they nestled in a man-made cave that is formed using the Himalayan pink salt. This cave, as it turns out, can refresh the skin and address some respiratory maladies. However, these claims are still not that strong, but many believe in the benefits that the pink salt can offer.
Without any signs, I can feel my body being distorted like I am drowning deep under the sea. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t feel my fingers and my skin and my feet, and I couldn’t close my eyes. Then, after a minute, I see a light that blinds me. It is like an eternity of light, but in a blink or two, I am back to the mountain where I started to. I’m back to reality together with the new knowledge about the Himalayan salt pink.