Rainy day. Went to hot yoga in the morning and loved it. Then had lunch with a close friend and hung out for a long time, eating yummy soup and sharing an eggnog latte. It’s been a very pleasant Friday. The simple things in life can be oh so fun.
Going to Disneyworld tomorrow with the family where it will be 85 and sunny instead of 30 and snowy.
Hoping to sleep well and have a good flight tomorrow.
Happy Friday everyone !
My first image of Nelson Mandela took the shape of an illegal portrait, spray-painted on a concrete wall surrounding a rugby field in George, South Africa.
The year was 1984, I was eight years old and South Africa was the pariah of the world. State President PW Botha was a year away from delivering the infamous “Rubicon” address, and Nelson Mandela faced another six years as prisoner of the South African government.
“Free Mandela” was scribbled beneath the stenciled portrait. The image had been surreptitiously painted overnight and my brother and I noticed it on the way to our whites-only government primary school. By the time we returned in the afternoon, it was gone. Hastily painted over—but neither the image nor the message ever left us.
It’s quite extraordinary to reflect on that moment now, as the South Africa that I was born in has changed beyond recognition…
They didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things.
They didn’t give him a tank or a warship or a X-Wing fighter, they gave him a call box from which you can call for help.
And they didn’t give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray, they gave him an extra heart. They gave him two hearts.
And thats an extraordinary thing; there will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the doctor.
Because the Doctor
I don’t quite know how to thank you all properly for being the most badass, lovely, inspirational people in existence. I wish I could bake you all batches on batches of peanut butter cookies.
However, to say thank you for following me and brightening my day everyday, I am doing a giveaway of one $50.00 gift certificate to Lululemon.
- Must be following me.
- Must reblog this post.
- Send an e-mail with your name and URL to email@example.com (this is just in case tumblr won’t let me random number generate from the post itself).
I will be choosing a winner via random number generator on January 1, 2014. I will ship internationally.
Best of luck to all of you and again, happy holidays! x