Moundsville, West Virginia
By 4:00 p.m., our U.S. (short for United States) Walk was set to begin by making the long journey from Moundsville in West Virginia, going over Ohio State after crossing the Ohio River, then Indiana, and on to Champagne, Illinois. This was all done by the Jaladuta Express, a “Ford Freestar” van, with navigation by Hayagriva and driven by Marshall. This is my team from Canada—a team of three. We are going to complete the second half of the U.S. walk this summer.
On our way back to the starting point, the three of us discussed planning. We’ll have to check out my Go-Pro for pics, acquire a road atlas for the States—in addition to the oft-times evasive maps found on our cell screen—and a host of other projected duties of support once walking starts. We also reflected on the good weekend in New Vrindavan, with Marshall behind the ‘sound’ of our production, “Mr. Puri.” With a full house in the community hall lodge, we found the audience was most entertained the previous night. People came forward to say it was the highlight of the FOI (Festival of Inspiration). And on the evening before that, Balarama, from Toronto, performed his magic of dancing to my reading of “Narasimha Kavacha,” the words of Saint Prahlad, and an excerpt from the Brahmanda Purana.
I also conscripted Bhakta Bray, a young father in the community of New Vrindavan. He is a trained actor, and we both read the parts to “Hiranyakasipu Meets His Maker.”
Krishna Ksetra’s script is light and, once again, entertaining.
All is good!
May the Source be with you!