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 re-convene.
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 friendly approach.
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.