Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
the name of the person who hosted us in his home in Canton. He treated Eklavya and myself to nearby park,
McKinley Park. It is named after one of
the former presidents of the USA. McKinley
hails from this small city and is also memorialized here at a monument erected
some time after his assassination which was in 1901. Atmarama also informed us that Canton is the
place where the Hover Vacuum Cleaner was invented.
certainly an herbal walk that we embarked upon as much as it was a history
lesson. Along the way, we spotted greens
that we knew, or chewed on, or dreamed of foraging for the next wild forestry
meal. This is certainly the time of the
year for this kind of thing.
reaching the city of Cleveland (after the Canton venture), I invested in a
short second walk with Jatayu, a devotee who deals with autistic kids. The metro parks is a place where we have
tread before. Herbs was the fascination
once again. Some of with are similar to,
or different from, the ones in Canton.
We were not the only ones to see God’s hand at work here in the form of
plants. Other forest lovers were also
out and about.
a jogger, on this up and down train, loves Jesus. He stopped and
insisted on us reading the
book of John. We explained that we both
had a Christian upbringing. But what we
had to say, fell on deaf ears. We were
to listen to him and so we patiently heard him out. A one way street
conversation it was. We did give, “the last word” so to speak,
before moving on. “Hare Krishna”.
to the day happened in the evening at the home of Don Foose (Dayal Nitai). The kirtan
we had was arousing. It felt like all
involved were like herbs exploding out of the ground at springtime. Incidentally, Doyal had just come out with a
beautiful hard book, ‘Raw Life’ by Kung-Foose Publishing . Recipes and the story of his life are
featured. There is no mystery here about
his being a Krishna consciousness person.
Source be with you!