How to be remembered

I hope when I die I am mourned more by the poor than by the rich.

I hope my coffin is carried by friends and not by soldiers.

I hope the clocks keep chiming for the world only spins forwards.

I hope that money is not wasted on my obsequies which could be better spent on doing good.

I hope that an Easter mass is celebrated not state-sanctioned pomp and pride.

Bin Ladin

I was awake this morning early and heard on the World Service the first reports that the US had killed Osama Bin Ladin.

I find the public rejoicing being reported in the US vulgar and foolish. Living closely with Pakistani neighbours and shopkeepers, the complexity of the situation is all around me and cannot be simply summed up right now.

Akma has a good post on his feelings today – pop over and have a read. I agree with entirely.