On the announcement by Jacinda Ardern the Prime Minister of New Zealand of her decision to retire I thought I would post my painting and words from March 2019 after the heartbreaking tragedy of the Christchurch mosque attack:
“Compassion, strength, comfort, and humility: true leadership for leaders of the world to learn from.”
Compassion, strength, comfort, and humility:
true leadership for the leaders of the world to learn from.
On leaving the evening service at the mosque on West 8th Avenue in Vancouver last Friday, a service that I attended with many hundreds from the community including the Minister of Defense, the Mayor, and the High Commissioners of New Zealand and the United States, on the steps leading to the entrance had been left many bouquets, a New Zealand flag 🇳🇿 and lit candles, all of which gave us a moment of hope and light as we left on an evening that was dark with so much sorrow and despair.
This painting is my way of expressing my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to all those families and friends who have lost loved ones last week both in Christchurch and from Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302. May they all rest in peace.