I have two memories of my stay in Kathmandu in the spring of 2015. One is the radiant smile on people’s faces that never seemed to fade. Another is an 8.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal at noon of 25 April when I was about to check out of a hotel at Thamel, the center of the tourist industry in Kathmandu. These two memories will always remind me of how precious life is and that its beauty is inseparable from its fragility.