Pradhan – Mountain traditions run deep in her veins, and yet she desires progress for her family and community.
Respect – Hair that shined in the morning light, ruddy cheeks, small eyes, and full lips. Their gaze, she knew, rested on her.
Mother – They pounced on her with violent affection, and she took them in her arms, and her heart was heavy with emotion.
Dreams – Where did my childhood go, she asked herself, looking at her hands, rugged from the washing, the cooking, the farming, the stitching, the chopping.