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.
-- Jack Layton (1950 - 2011)
Today, Canada has lost a truly great and remarkable soul in the passing of the Honourable Jack Layton.
I had the privilege of photographing his optimistic smile during a number of his campaigns in Northern Ontario
(pictured here at Thunder Bay airport, January 2006)