Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Toronto, Ontario

Places, People, Projects

So far—a mellow winter.  When I walk the street, temperatures are at a level that I can peel off my autumn coat and move along with enough comfort.  Of course, it's the consistent walking that sustains the ease, the warmth.

It's evening and it's past the Christmas/New Year period.  You can still greet people with a "Happy New Year" and it won't be out of line.  Yes, folks are out and about.  Shopping never stops.  Appetites never die.  Bars and pubs are alive.  Churches, Islamic and Buddhist Centres are closed.

I walked through swanky Yorkville.  I walked through Queen's Park.  I walked through Philosopher's Walk at the University of Toronto.  I walked on Bloor and passed the old movie house where "The Exorcist" played, and a few of us monks in the ’70s spoke to people in those long line-ups.  Memories.  I walked by Stollery's, a men's clothing store, or what was once there.  Now it's a construction site, all set and ready to go to erect a high tower for residence and commerce.  Things are changing.  Progress?  Not sure about that.

What I conclude, about all these places, is that I have plenty of interesting channels to walk on, to move through and to introspect upon.  Come to think of it, I can't help dwelling on the next theatrical project now that the drama, "The Gita," has been put to rest for two or three months.  I'm left to ponder upon "Grandsire," the story of warrior Bishma scheduled to be staged in India next month.  I'm at the stage where casting actors is important.  https://www.instagram.com/p/B612blxApsz/?igshid=108ukzgjn1sgk

May the Source with with you!
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