We were at the top of the hotel on an open veranda waiting for the coming sunset. It began with the sun turning a pale pinkish orange behind lavender blossomed trees. The far hills became a soft pastel blue; as layer upon layer of hills approached the streets below each grew bluer and darker. Black crows flew as dark silhouettes across the sun while a warm breeze brushed my skin on this first night in Kathmandu.  Kathmandu, Nepal