Crowds and Service
You do see the occasional gray langur, a black-faced, powerful monkey, not as naughty as the rhesus macaque of the Vrindavan area. The langurs are rather chilled out, but are still out there searching for food, like almost any other tree-climbing monkey.
The crowds of people are now coming in, from Delhi, Hyderabad and other parts of the world. Even without Chinese participation this year, it doesn't mean you won't get caught up in a crowd somewhere, inside or outside. I have my excuses for avoiding the crowds. It's the last day of meetings with members of the Governing Body Commission. Also, our drama crew was set to a schedule for filming the play "Grandsire." Film-makers Dhira and Jagannath Kirtan had been up since 5:00 a.m., and were determined to go at it until the mission was completed, just before midnight.
When I stepped into the shooting sessions at 7:00 p.m., I picked up on the serious mood in the Samadhi Auditorium. I wouldn't doubt that there were moments of monkeying-around by our younger actors in the play.
One of the scenes that audiences really enjoy from "Grandsire" is the Shiva dance. Since it is Shiva celebration time, it is only appropriate that the dance be a highlight for our crew. Many shoots or "takes" were done on that particular segment. https://www.instagram.com/p/B8uzalUAzZD/?igshid=vz24pu1tsiab
It was a long day of service, service to our mission which is one of hard work and pleasure.
May the Source be with you!