Monday, May 22nd, 2023
Like a normal day in my life, there is often time for a stroll, and for me, it came this evening after the sun subsided and the fireworks went off to honour the day known in Canada as Victoria Day. Mind you, not all of the country is so supportive of the monarchy. Almost half of Canada backs the current structure of having a king or queen on the throne. Well, it really depends on which survey you are looking at. For sure, ties with the British dynasty are fading, and I can't imagine French Canada being all that encouraged to keep such a monarchy as part of our culture. My American friends wonder about this.
In any event, I took to the sidewalk, and in the distance, I could hear a lot of popping sounds in the sky. From where I walked, nothing was insight with too many buildings and trees in the midst. However, I could see a clear sky with a sharp Crescent moon and star nearby.
Yes, at the tail end of a national holiday, things are quiet and holy, in a way – dreamy – for sure when you consider how ethereal the sky was. I took a few moments to do inventory of the day behind me. It ends up that i tallied giving three classes on bhakti today; the first one was at the downtown ISKCON centre from the Bhagavatam, Canto 11. The second was in Brampton with a nice group at Nanda’s place; we spoke about transmigration of the soul. Finally, my last delivery (more of a discussion) was a Gita Chat over Zoom with an enlightened group from Western Canada, and one Bors from Cleveland. I surprised myself.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!