Brian Haw

November 15, 2008

In case you don’t know, this is Brian Haw

Living in London when the US and UK invaded and occupied Iraq was formative in the way I think about politics, the world, and the way people act.  Brian Haw, with his weatherbeaten face and light, determined eyes is embedded in my memory.  I saw a friend in the street a little while ago who has just been imprisoned for his political actions.  He had the same eyes.  I love and fear that determined look – I love that some people are so wholehearted and selfless that the practicalities of life are totally subordinate to their cause.  I fear because I don’t want it to be me – just as as a child I feared that God had chosen me to be a nun – I just didn’t and don’t want to be that good.


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