On her guide dog's twenty-second birthday, Carol Sheaves took him for a walk as she had many times before. This time however, as she turned the third corner for the third time a voice beckoned her to release the dog so he could be congratulated for living such a long and wonderful life of service. Without much thought for consequences Carol permitted the dog to run to this strange gentlemen and his wife. Alone for the first time in Central Park, Carol found her way to where the young Indian couple sat and struck up a conversation. This small talk lead to massive upheaval in Carol's life and nothing would ever be the same. Krishna in the Park uses ancient spiritual symbols, modern ideas and a fictional presentation to discuss the concepts of attachment, affliction, devotion, love and the ultimate goal: peace.
Brian gives an overview of the book:
From the Chapter titled: "Krishna's Symphony"
He pulled his little metal piccolo from his pocket, licked and pursed his lips, carefully placed his fingers on the instrument, brought it up to his mouth and began to play.
There are no words to describe the music that issued forth. Its as if his song told my story to me. Each note was an occurrence in my life and stringing them together, no matter how flat or sharp they were individually, created a beautifully eerie and stunning song.
I belong to generation X. Which isn't saying they own me, but more that I grok my generation.
I was born in West Virginia, raised in western Pennsylvania. I'm the son of divorced and remarried parents whom I love very much.
I grew up Catholic and very connected...