Sunday, September 25th, 2016
The Bend at The Lake
Jagannatha Misra and I took a stroll along the northwest bend of Lake Ontario. We have been there before, and again and again. It’s in his very neighbourhood. The trail, which is edged along the lake, also takes you past the historic Joseph Brant home.
Who was he? Joseph Brant was actually a Mohawk Chief who became the leader of the Six Nations. He was also a Christian. He fastened a policy onto his people saying “unity and concord among themselves.”
The year that the Olympic Summer Games came through with the mighty torch, Jagannath and I were there at North Shore and Lake Shore when we accidentally bumped into the runner, not physically, but we met at the same intersection.
At the same time as the run, one of our couples from the Toronto community was giving birth to their first child at the Joseph Brant Hospital. It was at this hospital that I was admitted after a serious foot infection, a result from getting punctured by a dead catfish on a beach in Guyana. I was on my Guyanese cross-nation walk when this occurred.
These are memories of this trail. It runs right up the sandy beach where you are likely to find the occasional beachcomber. The air from the lake is invigorating—at least the many geese think so.
Walking in an area like this, with memories and history woven into it, makes it special apart from nature’s blast of invigoration.
May the Source be with you!