Durban, South Africa
I consider myself a lucky chap. I have an understudy for a director here. Yes, we are pulling together two dramas for the festival this week and when I get tired, needing some choreography assistance I have someone to depend on.
Prem Vikas just turned 29 yesterday and he's a great talent on the stage. He hails from Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa. In fact, a number of people in our cast are from Pretoria.
In reflection on productions done since January of this year, it seems to be a consequence of divine arrangement that a younger group are stepping up to the task of directing. I can think of Kish who helped me tremendously in India. Stage presence he also has being a member of the kirtan band, “The Mayapuris.” Madava of Australia has great possibilities as a director, being fine in the dance and acting department.
Hmmm! What else about today that is making me feel lucky? Well, lunch today was with Indradyumna Swami, also a former surfer (refer to yesterday's blog). Having this sanga, companionship is shaping me.
My advice is “Seek good company that enthuses your spirit.” Make it a priority!
I am lucky.
May the Source be with you!