Cleveland / London / Toronto
Let the Fog Clear
“I overheard you say you’re walking across the States?” queried the passenger next to me, while on our stranded plane. Our Air Canada aircraft didn’t land in Toronto but in London, Ontario. He was destined for London, the U.K. Maybe he never heard of this London in Canada before.
I was on the phone with one of my Krishna Friends, outlining my summer adventures, explaining the re-starting point at Seward, Nebraska and heading for San Francisco. The passenger was intrigued.
“You walked Canada as well?” We got to talking between announcements coming over the intercom concerning our flight mishap. The reason for landing at the unintended spot was the dense fog in Toronto. And was it ever! Visibility zero. It was dangerous.
Our consciousness can be like that—full of haze and craze. Lacking clarity of purpose is quite commonplace for the lost souls of today. Allowing and wanting fog in the head to clear is where we start anew. It’s natural to want clear direction in life, but patience needs to be implemented.
Our plane load of passengers was at a stand-still. What next? My passenger-friend told me that once he lands in Toronto, he may be re-routed to Calgary, four hours west, and then from there he will fly to London. That is what was recommended for him.
“That’s crazy,” I thought. Even with walking, in most cases, you could bee-line your way to your destination. Then again, sometimes even walkers must tread around a lake, a swamp or a mountain.
Only patience and planning is required.
May the Source be with you!