Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mandela Effect

Tis the season.  Advent, Christmas, Chanukah, Sandy Hook...
At this time of year needs and expectations tug at our hearts in magnified ways.
Nelson Mandela's recent death has trumped - or perhaps enhanced - whatever season I find myself in.
Spirit of America's trip to South Africa two summers ago has provided me an awareness of this man's life for which I will ever be grateful. The fact that he could hold forgiveness and reconciliation in his heart after 25 years in jail amazes me. I lose that ability simply being stuck in traffic. But his choices and the life he lived offered hope to a nation, and will serve as a beacon for future generations.
Thank you Nelson Mandela.