19 years ago today, the first democratic elections were held in our country and on 27 April each year we celebrate Freedom Day.
I was wondering what freedom means in the South African context and quite coincidentally, I came across a quote over on wsj2day which I believe sums it up very nicely – ”share our similarities, celebrate our differences”.
Very sad today after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. That sort of numb, pit-of-the-stomach icky sadness like after 9/11. If you grew up here, the marathon isn't a race. The marathon IS Boston! You know all the folklore. Like Rosie Ruiz hopping the T and jumping off later to come out of nowhere and "win" the race. Like the infamous "Run for the Hoses" when the April spring temps soared into the 80s.