A little over a week ago we took a little retreat outside the city of Kathmandu. We stayed at a “resort” that consists of about 10 little houses on top of a beautiful hill. The lodging houses resemble cottages that leprechauns or the cousins of hobbits might dwell in. We hadn’t seen the real mountains since we arrived due to the monsoon clouds. On the Sunday we awoke, clouds began breaking, the full moon was setting in the north and we were treated to some brief view of the Himalaya through the clouds.