Nelson Mandela’s Memorial

It has been a privilege and a blessing to be able to get up ate 3 am and watch the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Fortunately, when the anal US stations left the scene because US president Obama was finished speaking…I guess no one else’s reflections had any merit…I was able to watch the remainder of the event live on NPR’s internet station. It ended 20 minutes ago…5 hours of celebrating this hero of South Africa and of the world.

Desmond Tutu’s final words: “We promise God that we are going to follow the example of Nelson Mandela.”

I am tired now, but so glad I got up. Better than any royal weddings.