Saturday, July 18, 2009

God bless Madiba!

Nelson Mandela is 91 today!
And so we have been called to spend 67 minutes doing something to make the world a bit of a better place in honour of the 67 years our dear Madiba has spent making his own deep imprint on the globe.
So what's it going to be?
I think that what one Aleta Michaletos has been doing is pretty cool. For years she has been working on what she calls her "Precious Circle". It's her little stand of rebellion against the vicious circle. For years she collected positive newspaper clippings and headlines which she then put into collages.
Here's how she describes herself: "
"In retrospect, I see myself as one of the many midwives during the lengthy labour of the birth of our New South Africa in 1994." is how she describes herself.
"Invisibly and on the sidelines, I was not only capturing but echoing, urging and encouraging each faint gasp and then later on the loud cries and finally the celebration of birth."
The rest of us may not be quite so dramatically inclined or artistically inspired. But it takes all types hey. Here's hoping many, many people go out today with at least a positive spirit and the impulse or intention to be kind.
Here's one of Aleta's pictures. It's called God Bless Madiba.

'It is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all' - Nelson Mandela

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