Scarborough / Brampton
I didn’t know Aretha Franklin passed away. I only heard about it today. God bless her. Her voice was inspirational.
Today was the 6thAnnual Chariot Fest for Scarborough. Congratulations to the organizers! Great magic show by Brent and Sarah. They drew in the crowds. One other item on the stage was Dhira Grahi. I got up there with him to get the crowd moving their arms, legs, body and especially their mouth, for chanting.
From the Fest a kind Rasaraj drove me to Brampton for a ‘feast to behold’. A group here launched a garden program in late May. Several families committed to growing, from seed or sapling, vegetables. Today was an opportunity for the group to come and show off their veggies in the form of dinner. They brought their prepared food, sourced from their gardens at home. On the menu was raita, subjis, salads, chutneys (red and green), tomato soup, pickle and more. Host, Murali Manohara, welcomed us to his garden of beans, eggplant, tomatoes, karela (bitter melon), squash and even marigolds.
The families had a good time reflecting on the difference it made in their home to regularly check on their babies—the veggies. “Therapeutic,” describes Anandamayi in reference to her tending to what grew in her garden bed.
The flavours were out of this world, everyone agreed. The preps were presented as food to the deities of Krishna, and then, in turn, we partook of, in the transformed, pure prasadam. We are proud of the group who launched this program toward a greener society.
May the Source be with you!