243 Ave. Rd., Toronto
I was exceedingly happy to
receive this message from Dhruva Prabhu, our team player for the short film
production, “The Embassy.”
“Hare Krishna Maharaj, The
Embassy was selected, at the Black Panther International Film Festival, for
further consideration as BEST DRAMA SHORTS and BEST INDIE SHORTS… let’s see
where this goes now.” Included was an attached document from the Film Fest, congratulating
That was a terrific piece of
news. Let us see where it goes, indeed. It was the pandemic that forced me to transition
from our community theatre to film. The result was less actors, professional
input, great state-of-the-art cameras, original music and great acting.
Paradigm shift. It was worth it. The experience gained was precious. I can’t
wait ’til the film is aired before the public.
Other items that illuminated my
day were as follows:
a) A person called and asked for
advice about becoming a monk. I asked, “Do you have kids?” The answer was “yes,
with the youngest being 4.” “You are not ready, sir! Look after your family.”
(I liked sharing a no-brainer like this).
By the way, today was a
no-grainer. Every two weeks our community observes ekadasi or fasting
from grains. Truly, lighter food is the way to go.
c) A younger man (younger than
me) came to visit after hearing his father is under intensive care. He was
quite teary-eyed. Through talking he was cheered up.
d) I made some phone calls;
recruiting chanters for Saturday’s “Chant for Peace” over the Ukraine crisis.
It looks like we’ll have a nice turn-out for between 2 to 4 pm in front of Old
May the Source be with you!