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Monday, 2 July 2007

Two years ago almost exactly to the day Gill Hicks was on her way, late, to work, having argued with her partner, Joe, the night before. Then everything went black in an instant.
Coming round after the blast she felt the sweet tug of death. She was also aware of life, a force that was irritated by her flirtation with death. "It was like I was being given two brochures. One for life and one for death." She chose life. Death left straight away.
"I didn't feel hatred. I didn't feel angry. They're destructive emotions." She's now a Peace Direct Ambassador. "How can I be so liberal," she asks herself. "How can I be so tolerant?"

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