Vibes of Joy
Five of us took to a trail in St. Vital, a suburb of Winnipeg. I had requested a treed area, shaded from the sun. It wasn’t a park, but for the most part, trees were doing us a favour in this one particular residential space.
Anand got interested in the cattails after our lunch of my harvested lambs quarters. He showed me chamomile which grows in Yellowknife where he lived for some time.
“Oh yes, we steeped and served some just yesterday in Thunder Bay. It made a great tea,” I told Anand, as we continued our stroll.
We all agreed about the weather—breezy, overcast. Just perfect. A blessing.
The five of us, and a few more, converged on a yoga studio with Canadian-born Jitender. They have a group that meets for kirtan. They call themselves the “Happy Hippy Fam Jam” community. Today was different because the crowd became bedazzled by Dattatreya’s magic show, and Ananda’s drumming demo—he has various types. https://www.instagram.com/p/BlpcP79Hkih/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=7f2zis85ulr9
We also completed the session with chanting and dancing to some standard but simple moves. For keeping to rhythm, I engaged everyone in the use of hands by clapping, then striking the lap and finally the floor, thus combining it all.
The three portions of cultural interactiveness seemed to please.
May the Source be with you!