Don Mills, Ontario
Raccoon *On Cameron*
It was a special treat to have an
interview hosted by Winnipeg resident, Pravasi Divya, a writer for newspaper Prabhasi
India. She was keen to know about my entering into monkhood. In addition to
that history, she was curious about the ultimate monk, Chaitanya, as well as my
walking ventures. I hope she comes up with a great article that will enthuse
its readers to get out of the comfort zone and cultivate more the spiritual
side of life.
The evening’s Gita Chat also
touched on the point of pulling out of our box, in the course of working on a
project, and just going on a fresh-air walk-around-the-block and then
The major highlight of the day
came after lunch, when a trio from Minneapolis, Purneem Krishna, Anasuya and
Gopika joined our weekly team for a stroll in a unique place. Taylor Creek
Trail is the path that our guru, Prabhupada, trekked with his loving followers
in June 1976. The creek is in a ravine full of trees and, of course, wildlife.
Most notable was a frivolous raccoon who surprised us all with its bold and
We spotted him across the creek,
which compelled Alex to make his way to our side of the creek. This cute
raccoon placed its paws in the water, obviously to search for food, but then
took a swim, heading straight for Alex. After coming out of the water, it shook
off what was wet and took to greeting Alex in an unusual way. We captured it
all on camera. Then it went on its merry way.
May the Source be with you!