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A letter from Jack

the little piece of art I picked up this past weekend

It was SO windy yesterday! And yes, the water really was that blue — taken during the last of the bright afternoon sunshine

In the midst of two extremely full, busy days but thought I’d check in quickly. I’ve signed up for a Watercolour Sketchbook class and it begins today. Oh man, am I ever in over my head and on such a hectic week. Last night I sent one of my photos via Canada Post’s online postcard service and today another lovely postcard arrived in the mail!

Here’s a little something beautiful to leave you with until I can come up for air:

“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.” ~Jack Layton

These were Jack Layton’s last words written in a letter only hours before his death. I love those words, particularly because he really meant them and he meant them for everyone.


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Cicerosings - November 9, 2012 - 3:51 pm

When I wrote that I would do a post card exchange I had the Canada Post site in mind as I’ve been wanting to try it. I did try yesterday but it wouldn’t let me type very much and then, for some reason, I couldn’t preview the card, so I gave up. After reading your entry today, I decided to retry sending a card by them. It was the same story but I sent a postcard anyway. Hopefully it turns out nice. I had chosen another picture but the file was too large. Sigh. So the picture are the card was second choice.

andrea - November 9, 2012 - 4:22 pm

I miss Jack! Great illustration of the wind in that photo and I’m hoping you report back about your class!

Frida - November 10, 2012 - 4:50 am

Wonderful last word!!

Still and All - November 13, 2012 - 6:24 pm

Have a wonderful time with your watercolour class! I miss Jack too. Canadian politics are just not the same without him. Now that is one gorgeous mug; it must be fun to drink from a piece of art!