It was with terrible sadness that I learned that Jack Layton had passed away yesterday morning. When I heard the news on the radio at work, I literally freaked out. We all knew he was sick.... But I don't think any of us saw this coming. At least not this soon, anyway.
Actually, to be perfectly honest, his first legacy miiiiiight be his incredible mustache... That thing was pure and unparalleled perfection...
But, yeah! Being a fighter is definitely a close second.
I gotta admit, this man really inspired me to get involved in this year's election. The way he ran his campaign was incredible, clearly, seeing as he took the NDPs into official opposition and bringing the liberals down to their lowest point, ever. I truly believe this man would change the world, regardless what party he was associated with, in an amazing way. He was so much more than his party. I feel like Jack Layton was the answer to a lot of Canada's problems. Like he said, this is a wonderful country, but there is so much more that can come from us.
His death brought more than a few tears to my eyes, and my greatest sympathies go to his family - because I know, cancer is a tough battle and it is never easy to lose someone you love.
RIP Jack Layton, you inspirational mustachioed fighter!
I am going to sign off the way the Mr. Layton signed off his final letter to the Canadian public, dated two days prior to his death:
"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.
All my very best,