Saturday, August 27, 2011

Farewell...

This funeral/celebration of life is blowing my mind. 
As an avid funeral avoider due to my inability to stifle empathetic sorrow and 
genuine emotion, watching Jack Layton's state funeral on TV is simply amazing. 
I am not going to go on and on about it b/c really...what can one say. 
There is no one like him in politics and it is a tragic loss for this country. 
Hearing his children speak of him...gawd. 
All the eulogies were touching and so genuine...
I am glad so many people are feeling this loss b/c I hope it sticks 
with us all to be better ppl and do things differently...

Sigh.

Steven Page's rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" ~ stellar...

I am going to de-puff my eyes now.

3 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was so touching, wasn't it? I love the idea of Olivia Chow possibly running for the federal leadership.

~Jen~ said...

Yes same here or his son eventually being PM WOWZA!

It really was beautiful...I want even offended by the god parts.

Abu Anka said...

I was offended, and I didn't even watch the fucking thing.