He always wanted to be seen as a benefactor rather than a refugee – though many struggled to see beyond their first meetings with him. They would, of course, acknowledge that he had gone on to do many great things, not just for himself but for his new family and, finally, for the community in which he settled. He used to say that ‘home’ was the most important word in the world, and that everything he did was in celebration of it. Which meant that he never forgot his past; he simply remembered it in a different way to everyone else.
30th March, 2017 – 100 words