Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jack's Gone Home

Conté crayon on cardboard
Yesterday, Canada lost a man by the name of Jack Layton. He was well known for his compassion and always took up the cause for the common man. The homeless, the elderly, the young and the defenseless. 

Before he passed away, Jack wrote a note from his deathbed to all Canadians. And there seemed to be something he had to say to everyone. Part of his letter was this: "There are great challenges before you, from the overwhelming nature of climate change to the unfairness of an economy that excludes so many from our collective wealth, and the changes necessary to build a more inclusive and generous Canada. I believe in you... 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."

Rest easy Jack. We got it. 

Comments welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Those are some very big shoes to be filled now. I hope that whoever comes next is up for the job, and does Jack proud...