Hare Krishna. A few days ago we had an exciting event in my family. My son, Caitanya Gopala Howard, whose hair has been getting longer since his birth in June 2008, got shaved up. It was pretty strange for all of us at first, but I think we’re getting used to it. It’s really nice, I think.
I’ve been keeping a sikha and shaving once or twice a week for several years, and it’s good that now he looks more like his dad than his mother and sisters. He always gets excited when we have kirtan, and he loves to play the mrdanga. He even has his own kid-size mrdanga and is surprisingly good with it. So now he looks the part too.
I wonder what his grandparents will say. “Hare Krishna,” I hope.