To see the Eiffel Tower lit up in the South African flag colours may have brought on the tears that were lurking. For me, besides the kind words spoken today, the realization that we had a real life hero in our midst and the impact he made on everyone around the world, seeing one of the most iconic and amazing landmarks shine bright for Tata was a beautiful moment
One can never really be prepared for death and while the whole world knew Madiba’s day would come, it certainly hasn’t made the blow any lighter. It is hard yet beautiful to be on social media today – the kind words everyone has to say about him, the unity, to see a hotel in Dallas put up a South African flag just proves what a legend Mandela was and how lucky we were to have reaped the benefits of his sowing and be taught such valuable lessons from a selfless man.
There are no words to change how we feel and there is no right or wrong way to deal with such a tragedy but I think we are all doing really well – sharing memories, pictures, quotes said by the man himself and coming together to support each other and celebrate Mandela and his beautiful soul.
How one person could be so selfless, kind, strong and brave I don’t know, but I hope to find out!
Robyn Cooke from Style Guide CT said this on her blog this morning “Thank you Tata Mandela, you served us well and now we need to serve your memory” and this is one of the best things I have read so far because he actually made it easy for us to serve his memory – what he did was be a good human being who stood up for what he believed in, who accepted others and extended his love and kindness to anyone who needed it, we are all capable of that.
So now we say goodbye with a heavy heart, but one full of appreciation and love for a nations hero. May he rest in peace in a place I believe is beautiful and worthy of his beautiful soul. His magic, his lessons, his life will be remembered forever and for that I am grateful. All that is left to say is THANK YOU MADIBA, MAY YOUR LEGACY LIVE FOREVER!
After hearing her new song I am definitely “Team Lorde”
Listen to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2JuxM-snGc
What do you think of her latest offering, Team?
Erato is an online store owned by Cape Town based Julie Anderson which I recently got introduced to. At this time of year I find myself wishing for more online stores because it would just make life so much easier so imagine my excitement to discover another one.
The Spring/Summer 2013 range is sophisticated and trendy – everything a girl needs in a handbag and a pair of shoes.
I NEED the Alexa black in my life
Erato offers free delivery on their orders which is another plus. I haven’t ordered….yet so I can’t speak about the service but their promises are promising so if you have shopped with Erato, let me know your experiences!
While I have my eyes firmly set on the Alexa black, there are so many beautiful shoes and handbags ready for you (and me) to buy so go check it out
I am so glad that somewhere along the line, the clever part of my brain took charge and pushed all my doubts, worries and fears about my writing, about my blog, about myself away because passion is not something you can just ignore but the self-doubt tried pretty hard to knock the passion and dreams down. Needless to say I am back on the road and heading to success and fulfillment
I seek strength, not to be greater than other, but to fight my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself – P.C. Cast
This was Taylor Swift at the Victoria Secret show last night and even though she was surrounded by some of the world’s hottest models – she held her own.
I can’t decide what I like best because she looks amazing in all three!
This is her performing (what I would give to see her perform live) in a shiny number which shows off her legs which I didn’t know looked that good
My girl Taylor has got it going on. Which is your favorite look?