Saddened this morning to hear the news of the loss of Václav Havel. He was only 75 years old. Havel was the first president of the Czech Republic, a politician, playwright, philosopher, and human rights activist. As the curtain was coming down on communism, Havel emerged as a brilliant figurehead for the nation and he will be deeply mourned. We could all learn a lesson in compassion, peace and warmth from him.

„Pravda a láska musí zvítězit nad lží a nenávistí!” Václav Havel
“Love and truth must triumph over hate and lies.” Václav Havel