Monday, June 5th, 2023
Fundy, New Brunswick
It was determined by one or two of my benevolent organizers of my maritime trip, that today, by some chance or mistake, that nothing be scheduled; that it be a day for downtime. Certainly, we can say that everything was meant to be. So be it. I was, at this last minute of a meagre miscommunication regarding the day's itinerary, when I called a couple I know residing in the Moncton area to see what they were up to.
Jason and Nicole are about the sweetest couple you could ever imagine, and while they were walking at a particular rock by the beach where reception is good, they answered my call. Yes, their dwelling is remote, but that spot at the rock is good.
“Please stay at our place,” said Jason with Nicole's consultation. Ambarish And I left for Fundy down Shortcut Road to a splendid 1875 home (which is old for Canada). With a gorgeous Atlantic Ocean view and the highest tide in the world, their house of country character becomes our stopover place for the day and night.
Now, I admit to being a sucker for antiquity, and the couple's house had it all. I was particularly fascinated by their antique stove, still operating, a Moffat model from the early 1900s. God, is it cool!
I am reminded of the story of Krishna and childhood friend, Sudhama. Sudhama had been blessed by Krishna’s miracle of providing this brahmin friend with a fine palace for residence and worship. That is how all living quarters are meant to be – a space for grace.
Thank you, dear Jason and Nicole. You made us feel at home. It has the vibe of a temple.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!