Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Vaclav Havel

the Czech Permanent Representation here in Strasbourg has opened a condolence book for Vaclav Havel, and I hope to get there to sign it before they close.   Hat-tip sig other for chivvying them into opening the book (if that is what happened) and Flashing Blade for the picture, as well as the message from my friend Stephen, who was my flatmate in Riga and is now working in Prague, describing Vaclav Havel as "the single best person I've ever met".  Stephen walked behind the cortege earlier today, and so would I have done if I had been there.  Europe is a poorer, darker place without you Vaclav, I say on this dark winter solstice afternoon. 

2 comments:

Rob Marchant said...

I guess you saw the hideous Graun hatchet job on Havel? Awful.

Jane Griffiths said...

does not surprise me that it was so. Haters.