This is a beautiful speech by one of my heroines, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Lady finally made it to Oslo and delivered her Nobel Peace Prize oration, some 12 years late. Better late than never and she’s clearly in fine form.
The bit about not wanting to be forgotten is particularly poignant. I was on the border between Somalia and Kenya about 5 years ago as a travelling journo on a World Food Program initiative (see photo to the left). I was in a place called El Wak, a barren, dusty refugee town, taking some snaps and talking to some people when a man who looked to be in about his 30s approached my travelling companion, Terry Torok.
The man insisted in having has photo taken and wouldnt take no for an answer. When Terry asked him why it was so important, he replied, “I don’t want to be forgotten.”
The shiver I felt then I still get today. Terry took his photo.