There's no Friday Food today. I have had a day of contemplation and sleep.
Nelson Mandela died today.
I have always been in awe of Nelson Mandela. I admire his great sacrifice for freedom and the end of apartheid. I can't conceive of the depth of forgiveness he showed, and the inclusiveness he wrought for the Rainbow Nation.
I remember the psychologist asked who my heroes were, and when I said Nelson Mandela, I cried. I was overcome by his greatness and humility.
I remember hearing about him when I was a little girl and then learning of the horrors of apartheid. When he was released from Robben Island it was a wonderful day for the world.
Though I am sad he has died, he will be celebrated through history and remembered with respect and love.
Vale Nelson Mandela.