Halifax, Nova Scotia
What We Did in 20⁰ Celsius?
Our day started off with a trek
along East River, running along New Glasgow, which happens to be a piece of the
Great Trail. Ravi, Mahadev, Annapurna and I found ourselves at the downtown
farmer’s market, and, like all such pooling of people, they are the most
thoughtful folks around; anywhere. There we met Camilla, whom I’ve known for a
good twelve years, and is a bhakti enthusiast. I also met with a local
woman who came to our book launch at the library back in May, where she
purchased The Saffron Path. She was quite happy to see us.
“I love your book. I read it and
I now understand so much about you (the culture).”
That was nice to hear.
A second trail beckoned us to
Point Pleasant Park, where the entire path took on the scent of a Christmas
tree; spruce or fir. Here less damage was done to trees by the recent, infamous
Hurricane Fiona. In New Glasgow we couldn’t believe how many were uprooted by
that fierce wind. In any event we were united with Savyasacin and his three
daughters who lost their mom to cancer this past spring.
Our final venue for today was at
the “Therapeutic Approach,” on Quinpool, where yoga is taught. The place filled
up fast. Attendees were on time and so were we. What can I say? The event was
phenomenal and included the participation of all present in singing and
dancing. It was definitely a redefinition of “Saturday Night Fever.”
May the Source be with you!