Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Road Marking #6

Another day and another marking on the figurative road to Ndola. Below is part of the entry in Dag Hammarskjöld's Markings for 2 August 1961, 50 years ago today:

My doubt,
My anger,
My pride.

(Markings, p. 178)

It seems typical of inspiring figures to question themselves in this way - a person who shows such resolve, moderation and humility will accuse himself of the opposite. A truly proud person, of course, never would.