From 2.5 months of living in Kathmandu, I realized what I cherish more are the moments not captured in photos, but rather by heart, by things that were less tangible, little things that happened in passing: the few choruses of bells ringing outside the monastery at 4:30 in the morning, hearing the same mantras repeating from the meditation hall, watching the Nepalis gathered on doorsteps and perfecting their handicrafts, the hole-in-the-wall-eatery ah-beis remembering the two items that I always ordered, the neighborhood grocery old lady giving me more flowers than my palms can fit, exchanging namastes and smiles with the locals and observing their beautiful wrinkles deepened, seeing my favorite kid grew more proficient at taking portraits and proudly showing his craft to others, giggling out loud at the often out-of-context Nepali inside jokes with fellow friends, waking up to catch the Himalayas blushing in alpenglow, and admiring its grandeur that watch over the ever so smoggy valley.
It is amazing how a two-month long stay in the same place can make you feel. I certainly found a piece of home in Nepal, and know that it wouldn’t take too long for me to return. But for now - Namaste, namaste.
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