This is a beautiful piece written on Madiba from the blog Returning to Camissa, which I follow on WordPress.
Nelson Mandela has been gravely ill for almost half of this year. I am so relieved to know that he has finally been able to unzip his worn-out skin suit and is now flying free. Since my time in the pristine silence of my uncle’s farm in the Karoo, I have been praying for courage for him and for us. Courage for him, that he may know deeply that it is fine for his body to leave us, that we, the world will be OK without him. Courage for us, to release him, to continue on the road.
In the last couple of days, I have been asking myself about the traits that make a man special, the traits that make a man great. There are many things, but Rob Breszny said some words that came to mind, ”The revolution begins at home. If you overthrow yourself again and again, you might earn the right to help overthrow the rest of us.”
Read the full post here: The anchor, my tribute to Madiba. | Returning to Camissa.