Thursday, September 21st, 2023
Dundas Square, Toronto
Yonge St. on a Thursday night at summer's end can really be a circus, especially at Dundas Square. The massive flashing lights and screens draws the youth. Truly I'm an old guy in this crowd. It's close to 11 p.m. and the talking and cannabis are smoking.
On the more spiritual platform. I'm noticing the number of "Krishna" remarks in creasing. "Jai Sri Krishna," remarks one motorist with his window down. I stepped off the sidewalk, went to his side and said, "Tomorrow is the birth of Radha, Krishna's consort."
"Oh, I didn't know! Thanks!"
I kept ambling along. When the street lights turn red, I simply make a 90º turn, either left or right, and cross at the walking signal. I just don't like to stop.
At the corner of Bay and Dundas, a young woman, beautiful, blonde-haired and hazel eyed, approached me.
"I do meditation. Is that what you do?"
"Yes." We spoke on. I refrained from saying I do mantra meditation as I walk. Perhaps it's wise to suggest that one can thing of God while on foot through what we call japa. In this case, she is in a hurry, and to some degree, so am I. I just can't bee too late. I'm obliged to be up early for the 4:30 a.m. arati in honour of the Goddess, Radha. We parted and I gave her my card with the intent to make it easy for her in case she had inquiries.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!