Sadness

It has been a week with many moments of sadness. The death of Jack Layton has profoundly affected so many people.

The sadness people feel comes from many places, not the least of which is that the possibilities that Jack Layton represented have stalled. The values that he embodied were ones that people admired and wanted to emulate and his presence encouraged that in others. People felt connected to the hope that Jack Layton represented for our country and the kinder, gentler place that he encouraged us to return to.

And finally, to all Canadians: Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity…consider that we can be a better, fairer, more equal country by working together.. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

All my very best,

Jack Layton

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3 Replies to “Sadness”

  1. Reblogged this on (mom)ents and commented:

    I am reblogging this because this week is the anniversary of the death of a great man, Jack Layton. Our plan is to ride our bikes downtown tomorrow and have a look at the memorial to Jack.

    1. I did not go to the ceremony, but we did go yesterday. There were loads of people around, being a beautiful Saturday, and it was great to hear how the memorial generated conversations. Not everyone knew who he was, but others jumped in to explain. It was interesting to see how it sparked conversations.

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