Monday, 30 September 2019

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Toronto, Ontario

Isn't It A Pity

These body-builders were doing a serious workout at the corner of the park.  David, Michelle and I were nearby making kirtan rhythms which excited the guys.

"Keep going guys," was the message coming from them, aimed at us.  They found our mantra and drum beat the sounds needed to keep their biceps swelling and contracting.  Meanwhile people known to us joined in on our music circle.  Tyler came, so did Mandala.  Anthony is a newbie to us, but Vrndavana is not, as he lives just around the corner from our ashram.

It was time to disperse.  Our music stopped.  The company disappeared.  The muscles ceased pumping.  Michelle went home.  David and I left for the ashram.  I was in contemplation while on the stroll back.  Our group was happy.  Those in and around our circle were happy.  Will we stay happy?  Pedestrians were but not at all.

George Harrison's song "Isn't It A Pity!" came to my mind as I had heard it recently after years of being absent from that great song.  The lyrics follow and truly express the heart of a soft soul.

“Isn't it a pity
Now, isn't it a shame
How we break each other's hearts
And cause each other pain
How we take each other's love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn't it a pity

Some things take so long
But how do I explain
When not too many people
Can see we're all the same
And because of all their tears
Their eyes can't hope to see
The beauty that surrounds them
Isn't it a pity”.

The song goes on.  If you listen to Nina Simone's version, one of her concluding lines are, "Everything's plastic."  I find that significant.

May the Source be with you!
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