Vivaan, who’s 8, the son of my
hosts in Lorette, shared with me a quote he loves about the forest – “You won’t
get WIFI here but you will get connected.” I like that. I think we’ve all had incredible
connections with the solitude of trees all around us.
For this morning I did not have
the honour to be in the midst of green giants but did have the privilege to
trek on a dirt road, to see the open prairie sky with Vivaan’s grand-uncle who
is seventy-years-old but his 8. This is freedom.
At 2 pm an event of a spiritual
nature began at a banquet hall off of Notre Dame Ave. in Winnipeg. It was an
inaugural ceremony for beautiful deities of Gaura Nitai (short for monk,
Chaitanya and married saint, Nityananda). Th program involved song, dance,
drama, awarding youth and feasting. I was truly surprised to see Philip, whom I
hadn’t seen for thirty-nine years since his days in Toronto. He’s been residing
in Winnipeg for years with his sweet wife and grown-up son who’s studying to be
a lawyer. They all came for the event. Philip always had a love for Krishna
Conscious philosophy and life-style. I’m so pleased to see that he still
embraces it all.
Also, I was thrilled to see
Daruka along with his pet parrot, Billie. They were my support team for one and
a half walks across Canada. Post-pandemic brings us altogether. It is a great
time of reunion and restart. Thanks, Vrnda and Visvambhar, for the happy event.
May the Source be with you!