Some people exude an aura of calmness. Perhaps it comes through in this photo, with the glowing raindrops beyond. Perhaps his expression is enough to give you some information. His face would melt with empathy with every word I spoke. I wasn't telling a tragic story at all, I was just telling everything I had, but his face and body, I could tell they were listening.
He left me a page in my book, written in his native Nepalese. I have been given the task of unlocking the language with the next Nepalese speaker I find. He cooked us some Nepalese food, including a tough, spicy dried beef I recall the challenge of getting through. The page is signed HKSAR, 23.Sep 2013/
I don't get this with many of the people I met when I traveled, but when I see a picture of him, I think vividly of his character.