Don't Shut Down My Feet
They can shut down the accessory stores, the banks, the taverns, the offices and the factories, what of the schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, libraries, and only keep open the essential shops. But don't shut down the feet and legs. They are just too precious. We need to move around.
It was so encouraging to once again see so many people on the walking trails, by the water and creek this time. Walking: it's so inestimable and beneficial—beyond compare. Parents are attune to that. Here at Evergreen Brickworks, moms and dads have their kids off the leash, freely moving about. After all, who in the three worlds could harness such youthful energy within the four walls of the house. It is March Break and students are off school now, for several days, and perhaps some additional ones due to corona virus. Giving them an open field, and in this case, ponds and trails, is a treat.
When you hear one kid say to another, "Hey, look at this!" (I was hearing it from a distance) you know that this is one of those iconic mantras which identifies childhood. It hints at exploration, excitement and adventure.
One more item I would like to share that came out of this morning's Bhagavatam reading. The passage is from the purport of Canto 10: Ch. 81, Text 13, and expresses that God walks. According to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura… “Sri Krsna accompanied Sudama on the road for a short distance and finally parted with the brahmana after bowing down to him and speaking some respectful words."
May the Source be with you!