Although I’m very saddened by the death of Václav Havel, it’s nevertheless inspiring to hear his words repeated over the past few weeks.
An article in the Sydney Morning Herald today finishes with this:
Before the eastern bloc collapsed, few people imagined it would happen. But history can be surprising. In 2012 Australians have a choice. We can use our wealth wisely, reduce carbon emissions, make an imaginative effort to stand in the shoes of an asylum seeker, set a wholesome example for our children.
We will be resting our minds (well, for the most part) until January 6, 2012. Wishing you and yours a very, very happy, hopeful and prosperous 2012.