I believe death and grief are a very private subjects, and have been refraining from my usually obsessive "OMG something happened I must know everything" behaviour, since it usually leads to me getting angry at something or someone causing me to rant and this is not the time for rants. However, I did take a break in my day to read the letter Layton penned in the event that he not win his battle. While it did provide a number of instructions to his political party, and a number of commendations for the citizens of Canada, what stood out were the closing lines:
"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."For a man known for his political ideals, he has left us with words that can be embraced by all, regardless of political affiliation.
|And you must admit, he was somewhat of a snappy dresser!|
(Come on, it's a fashion blog, I had to bring it back somehow)