Anita Sharma was just a little girl when she and her parents and two brothers started coming around. Her dad and mum came from the Punjab, and the family is now in their third generation here.
Successful? Yes! When she mentioned she has a nephew who's now a doctor, I was quite surprised how fast everything evolves with the generations.
Does she have her own family? I asked her and she smiled and said something about "updating." Anyway, she's married to her career as an anchor/reporter with BNN Bloomberg, on television each evening. Yes, she's a regular TV personality.
I complimented her for having recently moved up the street from the temple (where I met her this evening). She's quite thrilled about this new condo where she can have her dad, now eighty-two, come and have darshan (viewing) of the Krishna deity, as it is now close by.
Anita showed up just at the tail-end of our Sunday Open House. As usual, it was a joyous occasion where people from our community, as well as newcomers, visited to chant, have darshan, indulge in a nice feast and make new friends. There is a diverse group of people who come. There are very few monks about. There's myself and a handful of single men who reside in the temple's ashram. That is the make-up of most of our ISKCON Centres in North America. They are householder-based.
After meeting Anita, I took a much needed stroll through Forest Hill, just to wind down from the tense but happy affairs of the Open House. Night time walking is cool! https://www.instagram.com/p/B5SVHfiAj3A/?igshid=jsb0fwgthnh6
May the Source be with you!