I scheduled a day trip for our family to the Namo Buddha / Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery. On a clear day, we will have a good look of the Himalayan ranges.
On an August afternoon, we could only pray to the gods to give us a clear sky in the middle of a monsoon season and the most that we can do is fervently hope that this prayer will be answered. In our case, it wasn’t (answered, lol). We were disappointed, yes. But no, it didn’t dampen our spirits.
The Himalayas are just out there! When we get a chance to go again on a better season, we will have a glimpse of them.
Back at the hotel, we went to a shop my husband and my boys visited the day before. They had liked a painting but my husband wasn’t sure if I would like it. The painter, Mr. Purusottam, remembered my husband when we got into his shop. My husband showed me 2 paintings done on wood called “Sal”. The tree, from which Sal comes from, is native to the Indian subcontinent, ranging south of the Himalaya, from Myanmar in the east to Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
I like the painting of the Annapurna ranges so we got the painter to sign his art piece (check out the video!):
Paintings aren’t really one of those souvenirs you would want to get from Nepal. But we decided to get one as our souvenir of our failed rendezvous with the Himalayan ranges.
The painting is now comfortably nestled on the wall, among the photos and art works of our beloved boylets.
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