R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

For me, this picture says it all, eloquently… Nelson Mandela wearing a Springbok jersey, absolutely, gut-crunchingly amazing. Nothing symbolized Apartheid South Africa, and the oppressors like the national rugby team …. and yet Mandela walked into a full stadium and a television audience of a billion people wearing the green and gold previously associated with the white ruling class.  Has anyone, ever, found a cleaner, more peaceful, more eloquently symbolic way to mend years of pain, hurt, and hatred?

I was at the NYC ticker-tape parade for Mandela, I saw him for less than a minute, I am eternally glad I did. I cannot imagine feeling the same way about anyone still alive in the world.

 

 

 

 

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