Vishal Sharma’s van has enough space to lug an antique chair and myself to Raj’s place in Mississauga. The chair is in need of repair. It’s precious as it’s a piece of furniture and part of the décor in our guru’s quarters, what we call “Prabhupada’s quarters.”
Chairs, like tables, beds, dressers, rugs, planter stands, etc., all render a kind of service to people. The chair getting attention right now is actually a loveseat and can sit two. It has sentimental value as so many good souls, often visitors, have made good use of this asana “in love to Krishna.”
In any event, Vishal and I transported this beloved piece of utility to Raj for putting his expert hand to its rejuvenation. Once we arrived, we were greeted with the sweetest hospitality and, as is common, a spirit of love was demonstrated through the delicious prasadam served. Guacamole, Brussel sprouts in sauce, sautéed veggies—my kind of food—made it to our bellies. It caused me to doze off in the van on the return journey.
Vishal got me back in time for the evening staircase kirtan. I have such a passion for that. Wouldn’t miss it for the world. Thanks to Covid-19 the whole idea about chanting on our front steps started with cheering on the healthcare workers, as neighbours came out, banging pots and pans in their front yards.
Just like our cherished chair will be repaired and the job will get done (credit to Raj Grover) the day gets done with kirtan at dusk.
May the Source be with you!