Brian Haw

November 15, 2008

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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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