Reise ins Unendliche,
to the centre of the earth,
the other side of the moon
and into the sun filled sky…
through soft rippling ocean waves,
Love of a higher order
schrieb ich dir,
Liebe Deinen Naechsten,
deine Augen glaenzten.
Vuyo Koyana invited me to Winnie Madikizela – Mandela’s 80th birthday celebration at the Artscape Opera house in Cape Town.
Winnie in Xhosa attire with Marlene le Roux, CEO Artscape
Vuyo and I have known each other for many years. Often, I listen with rapture to her stories of life under Apartheid, how she coped, excelled, and now works as a successful entrepreneur, leading the Pan-African market on Long Street, and as a psychologist, facilitating diversity workshops. She is spiritually deeply grounded and straddles diverse traditional and cultural environments with ease and aplomb. I often return from our meetings filled with warmth, inspiration and admiration for her beauty and generosity.