The other evening we went to a small Tibetan restaurant not far from our home, which you need to actually drive through a gas station to reach. Off the beaten path. Not only is the food delicious, but I enjoy the Tibetan decor. At night, the bright fabric lamps are lit up, which of course I think would make totally awesome beads...a graduated bicone with intricate surface decorations.
We had just watched a wonderful documentary the night before, "Unmistaken Child" about a young monk's search for the reincarnation of a venerable monk in the form of a young toddler. It is one of my favorite movies. (warning: no sex, violence or pratfall comedy) But there is gorgeous scenery, a sweet story of people's lives in the Himalayas and a peek into their world.
So with my traveling daughter's visit home, it put two family activities into a pretty cool package. Perhaps they weren't on the same night, but close enough to count in my book. And I guess I can dream of someday heading to that area and seeing it and experiencing it for myself.