Saturday, 27 August 2011

the death of jack layton and the chalk messages

He was the head of Canada's New Democratic Party, and his final public words were :

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world."

People wrote messages in chalk on Nathan Phillips Square, opposite Toronto (or New) City Hall, and it is quite touching, even for an old cynic like me.

I need to get a life (or stop drinking wine in the wee wee hours).

toodle pip

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