The bodies had been dipped three times in the Bagmati River and were now ready for cremation. The Hindu traditions exist side by side with Buddhist in the three cities of the Kathmandu Valley.
Our stay in this Himalayan kingdom was brief. Unrest was brewing. But we had a few days for sight-seeing and shopping in this impoverished country.
I do not think we have mockingbirds in Leona Valley. I have never heard one. We do have meadow larks that are here this time of year and they do sing to each other with calling back and fourth.