This week Bone has given us rumour, shake and spontaneous.
‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world.’ (Mahatma Ghandi)
Rumour has it he was in Sichuan when the earthquake started to shake the buildings. There was no email to his aid workers, always first on the scene at a disaster – natural or man-made. They watched on TV: saw schools collapse like houses of cards; orphans and bereaved parents, stunned into blank disbelief. He would have known what to say and what to leave unsaid, the right questions to ask and whether a children was old enough to face mortality. He worked instinctively and his love for his fellow humans was spontaneous, not something he put on like shaving cream.