Bono’s Friend and Mentor
(thoughts from Bono) August 13th 2009… 3pm… Playing Wembley Stadium is one of the greatest moments of my musical life, and that’s where I am headed right now. It’s summer in London, and the rain looks like it’s done a deal with our band to stay away. My heart is travelling faster than the car, and it seems to be breaking every light in the city… but my mouth is unusually shut.
Silence does not seem like the right way to say goodbye to a friend, mentor, and matriarch of the community that binds all activists. Eunice Shriver has managed to shut me up for the first time since I have known her. Shut up and listen is what you should do when you are in her company. I wish I’d done more of both. Now I ask myself what all of us will ask ourselves in a hundred situations for the rest of our lives… ‘what would Eunice say?’
Read the rest of Bono’s thoughts here.