It was an unforgettable day

Attending a prayer session in the monastery
Watching a herd of yaks cross the field
Mount Everest turning pink at sunset

After dinner, I retired to my room
Only to find a mouse looking up at me
I told the owner in my basic Nepali

There is a mouse in my room!
He shrugged his shoulders and said
It cannot be helped, we are in the wilderness…

He had my Sherpa guide chase it out
I wiped down everything with disinfectant
Then gingerly slipped into my sleeping bag

Needless to say
I hardly slept for fear
The mouse would return

It was an unforgettable night

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