Guru Fatha Singh is a droplet in the ocean.
He is the ocean in a droplet.
Drops don't last so long however.
After a short time,
They eschew their hard-won gravity and return to the clouds,
where they continue the dance they have been engaged in for millennia.
This is not a conventional biography,
but you, Dear Reader, are also a droplet.
1954 - born in Thunder Bay, Canada
1968 - first poem
1972 - begins study of Kundalini Yoga under Yogi Bhajan, adopts the lifestyle of a Sikh
1974 - marriage, a friendship really, begins
1977 - on a dare, applies to join the militia, launches landmark human rights case
1980 - another landmark rights case, this time with Co-Op Cabs in Toronto
1985 - protests nuclear arms race with Sikhs for Peace
1990 - joins support camp for First Nations Kanesatake Resistance, near Oka, Quebec
1993 - begins writing for The Sikh Review, Calcutta
1996 - self-publishes first book, Badges of Bondage
1998 - joins the University of Toronto Campus Chaplains Association
2002 - organizes Peace Week at the University of Toronto in defiance of the Iraq War
2008 - self-publishes historical epic, Five Paragons of Peace
2015 - co-authors 2 academic papers on Kundalini Yoga for PTSD symptoms
2018 - self-publishes biography of Yogi Bhajan
2020 - begins work on Climate Crisis Anthem music video with Thomas Barquee
2022 - Climate Crisis Anthem released