One of my favourite couples is Anuttama and Rukmini from Washington, D.C. They are in town. They are my heroes. They have been married for thirty-two years and are still going strong. Having flown in from abroad, fatigue hit them, and we, the hosts at the ashram, tried to make them feel at home.
Before their arrival, I managed to get a little walking in near the Annex. What a marvelous day, though it was overcast, but the temperature—14°C—and the fall colour make everything so conducive for a stroll. The whole neighbourhood was decked out for the annual “Trick-or-Treat” Halloween fun. This is a big deal in North America.
When I walked through New England and Pennsylvania, I saw how the households embraced this event with all the decorations of death. One fellow, a tourist from the U.K., pulled over his car near to where I was. We both gawked at the elaborate displays of ghoulish creatures, hob-goblins, ghosts, witches and tortured creatures. “They really get into it here,” he said in an excited, British accent.
During my walk today, I stumbled upon an all-out exhibit at an apartment building. A woman was dressed as a vile witch, although she had a pleasant smile, while a caveman-type stood by. To get into the fun, I jumped at the opportunity to get myself in a photo with the characters.
Really the whole thing is quite bizarre. The Kali-Yuga is advancing.
May the Source be with you!