For Mandela 70th anniversary we organised a sort of celebration in the ‘Pincio’ terrace. The idea was to paint a giant greetings card with all people passing by and interested in taking part. Nobody could imagine that only few years later he would have been the first legitimate South African President. And nobody would have hoped that he could match up with his own legend. But he did. Yesterday there was a movie on Mandela’s life on television. And, of course, they showed the images of those first elections. And I was able to say: I was there.
NB. passing this note through the spelling tool of Word (it still is a learning exercise) it corrected my spelling of Mandela (I had written Mandelas’s). The system recognise Mandela’s name, as that of a country or a river, a very part of human history.