one bad test grade does not mean a failed class.
an unhealthy meal does not make you unhealthy.
one unkind remark does not make you a bad person.
one cut, one binge, one purge, one fix does not mean being clean is hopeless.
one mistake does not make you a failure.
one million mistakes do not make you a failure.
Reblogging this because I need this.
When the cold of winter comes
Starless night will cover day
In the veiling of the sun
We will walk in bitter rain
But in dreams
I can hear your name
And in dreams
We will meet again
When the seas and montains fall
And we come, to end of days
In the dark I hear a call
Calling me there
I will go there
And back again
He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation hast lost its greatest son. Our people have lost its father.
I was rain falling for you
I was nature happening
around you. I let you learn
the language of me until
I stood in your waning storm.
I walk through rain
the temperature of tears.
Each trickle on the back
of my neck is a reminder:
all I am to you now
is a bridge you’ve crossed.
I stand straight but affected
by this day that fits
in no season – a day
half-risen yet ready to fall.
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
To learn more about the life of one the great leaders of our time, try these…
for his autobiography, from his youth activism, to his imprisonment, to his eventual presidency by Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom
for by Nelson Mandela Conversations with Myself raw, powerful and moving letters, diary entries and other writings from his life
for the true story of how Mandela united a divided country through the power of sport (filmed as by John Carlin Playing The Enemy Invictus)
for a fictional story set in 1940s South Africa, a protest against the social structures that led to Apartheid by Alan Paton Cry, The Beloved Country “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.” - Nelson Mandela
- Official Theatrical Trailer In Secret Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton and Jessica Lange Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominoes with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband’s alluring friend, Laurent, she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences. ( x)