April 15thin Toronto
April is very deceptive. Just when you think spring has burst through, or is about to, then a merciless storm crushes all you want to do. They have reported over a thousand accidents in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). There are high winds, and piercing-cold pellets of rain coming down, leaving a precarious situation at ground level. Slush! Mush! It’s weather that bends things out of shape—your windshield wipers, for instance.
Billie and I trudged through the mess. Its newly-formed mountain ranges and rivers, we attempted to navigate through to get to our destination—the Convention Centre and to the ever-popular Yoga Show.
Most attendees are downtowners who braved the weather. They are not discouraged. They are here to see people bend, but not out of shape,rather in shape. There was a session of ecstatic dance. It only needed a mantra to make it complete and qualify it as kirtan. Someone by the name of Sandeep gave a free head massage. Oh, and I met friends I hadn’t seen in years. It was a stupendous event lasting for three days. I like the yogis as much as they like our food (prasadam). Many yogis also like kirtan.
Billie went around with mantra cards promoting kirtanand the monthly “Evening of Bhakti.” Thank you Billie. Thank you Demi, for co-ordinating the food section. Many heroes emerged from the kitchen department of Krishna food distribution. Thousands were fed.
May the Source be with you!